We care about our community!
Glenbrook Panthers is proud to support the local community by sponsoring schools, clubs and organisations. A total of $16,500 was donated to the below organisations:
Australian Breastfeeding Association Blue Mountains
TAD Clever Ideas Charging Lives
Riding for the Disabled Blue Mountain
Warrimoo Bush Fire Brigade
Winmalee AND District Tennis Club
Glenbrook Public School
Blue Mountain Food Service
Blaxland Redbacks Club
Blaxland Glenbrook RSL
Buckland’s Age Care
Blaxland East Public School
Blue Mountain Netball Association
Penrith CBD Corporation
Blaxland Rovers Hockey Club
Glenbrook Little Athletics Club
Western Sydney Mountain Bike Club
Glenbrook Blaxland Cricket Club
Blue Mountain Football Club
In addition, we also support local business and organisations by providing our meeting rooms for use, free of charge.
We are a proud sponsor of the Glenbrook/Blaxland RSL Sub-Branch.
Panthers Glenbrook gets behind breastfeeding
Panthers Glenbrook is getting behind young families in the area by supporting the Blue Mountains Group of the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA). The local ABA group has happily received a Clubs Grant from Panthers Glenbrook to help with venue hire costs for their breastfeeding and parent support meetings to local mums.
Karen Mcleod, Senior Duty Manager at Glenbrook Bowling Club gave local Group Leaders Felicity Davies and Veronica Brandt the good news. Felicity said, ‘This grant helps us hire all-weather child-friendly venues for our local meetings as well as fund monthly hire of Mobile Mountain Minders through Mountains Outreach Community Services to help occupy the older children while parents join in on discussion meetings topics. The letters from local mums to support our Club Grants application was lovely and highlighted how valuable local community support is in our parenting experience.’
The Australian Breastfeeding Association is Australia’s leading authority on breastfeeding. A key objective for the Australian Breastfeeding Association is to provide mothers with practical mother-to-mother support and information enabling them to establish and continue breastfeeding. ABA has around 200 local groups throughout Australia. The ABA was founded by a group of Mothers over 50 years ago with the aim of helping other mothers. This mother-to-mother support is the keystone of local groups. Parents can come along and meet new friends, chat and get information from trained volunteer breastfeeding counsellors and community educators as well as hear from other mothers who’ve been there. Topics for local meetings are developed by local group members and reflect the needs of the community. Topics often include basic breastfeeding tips, night-time parenting, introducing family foods, expressing and storing breastmilk or returning to work.
Felicity said, ‘Our local ABA breastfeeding counselling and community education services in the community are all run by our volunteer qualified breastfeeding counsellors and community educators. We have some amazing local mums who volunteer their time to keep our local group going because they are passionate about supporting other parents in their breastfeeding and parenting journeys. We are very thankful for this grant to help us keep doing this work.’
Blue Mountains ABA Group meetings happen monthly in Springwood and Blaxland and more information can be found at: https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/local/nsw/blue-mountains-nsw