Rotary Club of Penrith receives grant for barbecue trailer

Mr Ayres with Penrith Rotary Club's immediate past president Ben Feszcuzk and other club members to announce the $5,000 grant.
Mr Ayres with Penrith Rotary Club's immediate past president Ben Feszcuzk and other club members to announce the $5,000 grant.

One of Australia’s oldest Rotary clubs has received $5,000 to purchase a new barbecue trailer to help local fundraising efforts.

The Rotary Club of Penrith received the funds as part of a state government grant, and the new trailer will feature double burners, a sink and hot water system, lighting and space for a generator.

Penrith MP Stuart Ayres joined club members to make the announcement last week.

“Penrith Rotary are strong supporters of our community and I am pleased to offer this assistance,” Mr Ayres said.

Penrith Rotary is well known for its community service projects and donated close to $60,000 across 2016/17 to charitable organisations and to those less fortunate including: The Ross Hutchinson Foundation, Mama Lana’s Community Foundation, Penrith Disabilities Resource Centre, to the widow of the late senior constable Brett Forte, Operation Food for Life, Nepean Medical Research Fund, Ecuador Earthquake Appeal/Disaster Aid.

The Rotary Club of Penrith is one of Australia’s oldest, having been charted in November 1945.