Community

Helen’s dedication recognised by hospital

Helen Fitzgerald loves being a volunteer and has no plans of stopping any time soon.

Locals line up for Pawgust fundraiser

Walking your dog in winter can be a struggle but a group of dog walkers in Cranebrook have found a way to raise their steps and funds for a good cause this August.

The Christmas angels set to spread cheer this festive season

It won’t be long until Christmas decorations start popping up in department stores again, but for some families this just becomes a reminder of what they can’t have.

Call for more local volunteers

For some in our community, a chat over a cuppa can make a world of difference.

Striving for independence: Help Kayla purchase much-needed vehicle

For Penrith resident Kayla Reichel, living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy is both isolating and independence-stripping.

How therapy dogs are helping people right across Penrith

There is nothing nicer than having a cuddle with a cute dog to make you feel better. Nepean Therapy Dogs has been doing just that...

Special honour for dedicated teacher

Penrith City Council has recognised Edna Dunn for her enormous contribution to the community by naming a park in her honour.

Spread the warmth this winter

It’s time to dust off the gas heater and get the dressing gown out from the back of the wardrobe, but for some of Penrith’s most vulnerable residents, getting warm isn’t that simple.

Racing royalty lands at Aussie Arms to support Great Walk Foundation

Legendary trainer Gai Waterhouse has shown her support for the Great Walk Foundation at a special fundraising luncheon held in Penrith. The foundation is a...

Putting food on the table

There are people all over western Sydney who struggle each day to put food on their tables, but a local charity is aiming to ensure less people go hungry.

Panthers on the Prowl scores election funding boost

Vital community organisation Panthers on the Prowl has received a $170,000 funding commitment from the Morrison Government to ensure their support for disadvantaged youth continues.

Don’t miss fashionable fundraiser

The Penrith Hospital Auxiliary is using fashion to fundraise. They are teaming up with Golden Girl Fashion to raise funds for much-needed medical equipment for...

Scrapbookers aim for world record

Kylie King is hoping to scrapbook her way to a Guinness World Record. Ms King is hosting a fundraising event at Penrith Panthers on Saturday, May 4.

Sensory gardens to be boosted thanks to grant

A new sensory garden for people living with a disability is on the horizon at the Afford Cherrywood Hub in Llandilo.

Giving back with plenty of heart

Six-year-old Finnan Benson and his aunty Casey Moss have plenty in common. The Jordan Springs residents both have a congenital heart disease and are the...

St Clair poet launches first book

Egyptian-born immigrant Pola Fanous picked up his pen at 14-years-old because he had a lot to say but wasn’t comfortable talking to people. It was...

Marching in her sister’s honour

When diagnosed with Melanoma at the young age of 29, Emma Dunlop was determined to use her time left to advocate for skin cancer...

Luke Priddis Foundation plans for the future

Exciting things are on the horizon at the Luke Priddis Foundation (LPF) as they seek to expand to support the growing population. An adult skill...

Students say goodbye

Past and present Caroline Chisholm College students gathered to remember the late Mark Herrick on Monday, reflecting on the lasting impact he has left...

Riding to raise awareness

After losing his best friend to suicide, Penrith resident Jason Kennedy has made it his mission to spread one very important message – it’s...