True community heroes

True community heroes

Devoted, selfless, reliable and passionate.

These are just some of the words that describe three local residents who have made incredible contributions to their community.

And now Graeme Banks, Amanda Barnes and John Boccanfuso have another thing in common, with all three recently announced as Westfield Penrith’s 2018 Local Heroes.

Receiving a $10,000 grant to contribute towards their initiatives, the trio are set to help their beloved organisations continue to grow and prosper.

A part-time youth worker for Top Blokes Foundation and Platform Youth Services, as well as volunteering with Rotary International each week, Ms Barnes has already helped many young men cope with difficult life situations. Click here to read more.

By Lauren Suttie, The Western Weekender; published August 22, 2018; 8:27a.m.