2024 Mayoral Charity Fundraiser

2024 Mayoral Charity Fundraiser

Sunday, 25 February 2024

Penrith Mayor Todd Carney has announced the Penrith Community Kitchen as his chosen charity to raise funds and support for at the 2024 Mayoral Charity Fundraiser.

Penrith Community Kitchen provides a warm, comfortable, friendly, relaxed environment where those in need can enjoy a free nourishing meal whilst also providing businesses with a means of supporting people in the local community.

The existence of the Penrith Community Kitchen depends entirely on donations and fundraising, relying on the generosity of individuals and local businesses to support people experiencing financial hardship, homelessness, or isolation.

More people than ever before are feeling the emotional and financial impact from the rise in cost-of-living making it difficult for them to receive the support they require. Providing those in need with a lunchtime meal during difficult times adds value to our local Penrith community where every donation counts!

Penrith Mayor Todd Carney said that one of the wonderful things about the Kitchen is the sense of community it provides for those who come in for meals and a chat as well as the sense of community that exists among the volunteers themselves.

“It will be a formal event with proceeds from ticket sales, a silent auction, and donations in the lead up and on the night, going to the Kitchen. It will be a spectacular event that I’m sure will attract support from our businesses and wider community,” said Mayor Carney.

Penrith CBD Corporation CEO and Secretary of Penrith Community Kitchen Gai Hawthorn OAM said she is very appreciative and grateful for the support and awareness that this event will create for the Penrith Community Kitchen.

“Thank you to the Mayor, for choosing the Kitchen as the charity for the Mayoral Charity Fundraiser. As we move into the winter months, the Winter Appeal is going to be a great opportunity to gain the donations we need to support those who are doing it tough,” said Gai.

“We are also providing fridges and pantries to support local schools for those students who require breakfast, snacks and lunches as well as emergency meals which are extremely beneficial for those students and their wellbeing.”

The Mayoral Charity Fundraiser will be held at St Marys Leagues Club on Friday 21 June 2024. Local businesses, community groups and residents are invited to attend and raise money for the Penrith Community Kitchen. Tickets go on sale in March.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Sunday, 25 February 2024.