Sunday, September 19, 2021

Community

Cranebrook local honoured for lifetime of volunteering

Adolfo Gonzalez is passionate about giving back and has been recognised for his community spirit.

On his bike to help sick kids

Jack Veen has been in and out of hospital since he was born but the 13-year-old is now getting on his bike to help other sick kids.

Walk or run to raise awareness for important cause

Hundreds of locals will be hitting the pavement at the end of the month to participate in the fourth annual Run Against Violence (RAV) Virtual Team Challenge.

Not just a house, but a path to curing childhood cancer

New houses are popping up all over Mulgoa Sanctuary in Glenmore Park but one special build that has kicked off this week will directly help fight childhood cancer.

Virtual conference for Landcare Week

In celebration of Landcare Week, the environmental organisation is hosting a free online conference this week to get the community involved.

Respected local fire fighter calls it a day

After 32 years serving as a fire fighter for Fire and Rescue NSW, 6918 Station Officer Philip Nightingale has recently retired.

Community comes first as Penrith rallies through COVID-19 lockdown

With COVID-19 spreading around Greater Sydney, feelings of anxiety are increasing, but the pandemic has also ignited a strong sense of community spirit.

Jamisontown local to run City2Surf… in a pair of thongs

Leigh Rothheudt has set himself the challenge of putting the great Aussie plugger through its paces for a fair dinkum cause.

Daggy dads set for charity walk around Nepean River

Fundraiser aims to raise awareness and money for mental health charity

New Wellness Centre keeps residents of The Royce fit and healthy

Residents at The Royce retirement community can now stay active at the new Wellness Centre and Studio.

Local league personality Barry Costa honoured with OAM

South Penrith resident Barry Costa has been recognised for showcasing an outstanding commitment to local organisations in the 2021 Queens Birthday Honours list.

Golf Day a chance to learn about new range of job opportunities

Locals have a chance to tee off with some of the state’s best amputee golfers at the Nova Employment handicap corporate golf day.

Children’s Centre gets $200,000 makeover

Strauss Road Children’s Centre at St Clair is looking fresh and welcoming thanks to a substantial revamp by Penrith City Council.

Men’s Shed officially opens new home

After many years in the making, St Clair and District Men’s Shed officially opened its brand-new building on Wednesday.

Changing the world one sock at a time

Homeless charities say socks are one of their most needed items in winter.

Love Bug back on the road thanks to Variety Bash

Cranebrook local Paula Graham will be on the road again this Sunday, participating in her seventh Variety Bash charity drive.

Selfless students cook up crucial funds for domestic violence support

A group of local students are donating the proceeds of their class project BBQ to The Haven after realising the scope of domestic violence in Australia.

Ebony’s tough upbringing inspires her passion for incredible art

Ebony Cornelius Mau’u had a tough childhood experiencing domestic violence at home, but she used her imagination to escape.

New movie to explore the realities of Christmas

Local movie pulls back the curtain on the festive season in the suburbs.

Step in the right direction: Mental health fundraiser a major success

WestCare’s annual Steps of Hope took place last Saturday, with members of the community heading to the Nepean River in an effort to raise money for mental health causes.