Sunday, August 9, 2020

Community

Man vs Tyre: Local’s challenge to raise mental health awareness

Cambridge Park resident Zachary Ryan is striving to ‘make a flipping change’ when it comes to men’s mental health awareness.

Fundraising down as pandemic bites

Coronavirus pandemic has flow-on impact on vital community organisations

Student-designed playground opens in Oxley Park

There’s a new playground at Brian King Reserve in Oxley Park for local families to enjoy thanks to the fresh ideas and creative minds of students from Oxley Park Public School.

From Werrington to the world: Kids use power of YouTube to teach others

Werrington brothers Sallu and Allu Suraj are learning skills and sharing them with audiences around the world.

Go dry this July to help fund cancer programs

The Nepean Cancer Care Centre’s Dry July campaign is back and there’s no better time to put the bottle down to fundraise for cancer services.

Be a hero for Heart Kids

A Cranebrook family is calling on locals to channel their inner superhero to support kids with heart disease.

Father’s book aims to boost children’s confidence

Caddens father of four Warren Hayward's belief of 'home is where growth begins' has led him to writing an e-Book.

Cambridge Park singer wows judges on The Voice

Local singer makes it through The Voice's Blind Auditions.

Local charity needs a helping hand

Usually it is Your Community Needs (YCN) that is providing the help, but after dealing with COVID-19 and a recent robbery, the not-for-profit organisation needs a hand itself.

Medical breakthrough: New way to monitor vital signs

Researchers from Western Sydney University have developed wearable medical devices to monitor vital signs in a unique way.

Penrith couple win $100,000 Lotteries prize

A Penrith woman has declared her recent $100,000 Lucky Lotteries win as a godsend, after her husband’s hours were cut back at work due to COVID-19.

New Henry Street mural honours Indigenous elder

Caddens artist Shannon Boyd has completed a striking mural for the Sydney Region Aboriginal Corp.

New Era for St Clair hip hop artist

A St Clair musician is showing what the new face of hip hop looks like.

Creative way to keep kids entertained

Two local businesses have built a package to help parents curb kids' cabin fever while everyone is staying at home.

Help support kids on Starlight Day

The Starlight Children’s Foundation needs your help to raise $1.3 million to deliver happiness to more than 33,000 seriously ill and hospitalised children around Australia.

Courtney’s buzz cut for charity

With all the doom and gloom in the world, 21-year-old Courtney Zalasinski is trying to do some good.

Showbags go online after Easter Show’s cancellation

The Easter Show might be off, but those keen to buy showbags this year won't miss out.

Penrith’s Woman of the Year named

Heike Forth has been named the 2020 Penrith Local Woman of the Year.

Unique form of therapy inspires the elderly

The Lions Club of Cambridge Park and Ross “Rossco” Hutchison have teamed up to back a unique form of therapy.

From laughter to tears: Comedian’s special show at Penrith cafe

Comedian to share emotional story of his mum’s death in September 11 attacks.