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Benevolent Society opens new Werrington home

Australia's oldest charity officially has a new home in Werrington. The Benevolent Society, which has been providing services to Australians for over 200 years, recently...

Using their voices to help

Picking up a guitar at the age of four, Yianna Nicholas has always used her musical talents as a way of communicating with the...

New use for old plastic bags

They are one of the biggest contributors to pollution in the world, but as The Creative Fringe in Penrith recently discovered, plastic bags can...

Big rigs and country music at Truck Show

They’re big, powerful and often cost more than the average Australian home, and this weekend some of Australia’s finest rigs will be out on...

Maccas staff help take out the trash

Armed with rubbish bags and gloves, McDonald’s restaurants in Penrith joined forces with the local community to show their support for Clean Up Australia...

Golfers urged to tackle sun safety

Penrith golfers are being urged to make sun safety a priority. Joining over 70 other golf clubs across the state, Penrith Golf Club has come...

Concert aims to raise $20,000 for health project

Locals across Penrith and the Blue Mountains are being invited to immerse themselves in a night of cultural song and dance, all in the...

Penrith Community Kitchen celebrates 20th anniversary

It has been 20 years since the Penrith Community Kitchen became a registered charity. Since then local volunteers have provided a safe place for hundreds...

Dancing up a storm for Penrith Community Kitchen

There’ll be costumes and hairspray and lots of excitement when six western Sydney dance schools come together later this month. But unlike most dance events...

Penrith shines at ZEST Awards

Penrith’s unsung heroes were in the spotlight tonight at the 8th Annual ZEST Awards, celebrating exceptional people and projects that make a difference in...

OZWAC Ball to return in 2018

After a two year break, the Australian Women and Children’s Research Foundation (OZWAC) has announced the return of its charity ball in celebration of...

Fixing her broken heart

While for many, February 14 is a day for celebrating love, for thousands of Australian families, the day holds a much more significant meaning. For...

Steering drivers in the right direction

A joint initiative by Uniting Ability Links and The Ross Hutchison Foundation is helping people with disabilities drive towards their freedom. Nepean Blue Mountains Linker...

Trivia night to launch Relay For Life 2018

Trivia lovers and locals bursting with knowledge are invited to O’Donoghues for the Penrith Relay For Life 2018 Launch this Tuesday, January 23 at...

Helping ease the back to school cost burden

The giving season doesn’t end at Christmas, with many struggling locals in need of a little bit of extra help this new year. Mama Lana’s...

Showing they care at Christmas

Santa’s elves are busily creating hundreds of premium hampers and assorted gift packs to be distributed with love to locals in need thanks to...

Care packages to brighten Christmas for our troops

Losing a loved one, no matter the circumstances, is always a difficult time in a person’s life. However, just as local Jessica Craig discovered, it’s...

Pollies play a role in the fight against domestic violence

When it comes to domestic violence, the political is personal for Member for Lindsay Emma Husar. In her maiden speech on September 12, 2016 Ms...

Support available for those in need this Christmas

The countdown to Christmas has begun, but for many Penrith families the festive season brings additional stress and financial hardship. Fortunately, local charities and support...

Local women find true independence

Three local women have recently started their journey of independence after they moved out of their family homes and into a purpose-built group home. Disability...