Actor and radio personality Andrew Daddo to emcee Penrith’s Mayoral Charity Fundraiser

WELL-KNOWN Australian actor, author, television, and radio personality Andrew Daddo will be hosting Penrith’s Mayoral Charity Fundraiser at St Marys Leagues Club on Friday, 21 June 2024.

As the community rallies together to show its support and raise much needed funds for the Penrith Community Kitchen, it will be a night like no other. This event will showcase spectacular local entertainment, and touching true stories that recognise the fantastic work the charity is doing to help those in our community doing it tough.

Penrith Mayor Todd Carney thanked Andrew Daddo for being a part of and acknowledging the importance of the Mayoral Charity Fundraiser.

“To have Andrew come along and support the Fundraiser means so much to the Penrith community. For him to get behind the Penrith Community Kitchen especially during the current cost-of-living pressures, I sincerely appreciate it,” Cr Carney said.

“I thank Andrew for wanting to be part of this special event, to raise money and awareness of this wonderful charity that helps people going through the toughest of times,” he said.

“This fundraising event will ensure that people and children get fed, have warm clothing and blankets during the cold winter months and that students are receiving nourishing food whilst at school.”

Andrew Daddo said, “I am extremely honoured to MC this charity evening. The Penrith Community Kitchen is doing vital work for the community, and I hope we raise a lot of much-needed money.”

The Penrith Community Kitchen provides a non-for-profit service to the community that assists the homeless, low-income families and those who are in need. Together, as a community, we can help those who are struggling to make ends meet.

On any given day, the Kitchen provides meals for between 80 and 100 people, indicating the strong need for this service in Penrith. The existence of Penrith Community Kitchen depends entirely on donations and fundraising.

Celebrating their 30-year anniversary in July, the Kitchen is extremely grateful for the ongoing support and donations they have received over this time.

Tickets for the Mayoral Charity Fundraiser are on sale now and include a $30 donation to the Penrith Community Kitchen.

Guests will hear from Andrew Daddo, Cr Carney and the Kitchen’s Secretary, Gai Hawthorn on the night along with circus performances by PAWS Studio, a silent auction, plus a three-course meal and drinks. All funds raised on the night will be donated to the Kitchen.

Businesses, government agencies, community groups and resident are all invited to come along and support this wonderful charity.

“Let’s do our part to ensure that there is always assistance and a safe place where those in need can come, free from judgement. I’d love to see you on Friday, 21 June,” Cr Carney said.

A Galabid page is now live for monetary donations and where guests can bid on various items ahead of the silent auction on the night.   

To find out more, visit Tickets can be purchased directly via the TryBooking page for the Penrith 2024 Mayoral Charity Fundraiser.