Enjoy a night at the Menangle races

Racing for a cause: Campbelltown mayor Anoulack Chanthivong with Robert Morris, Ashlee Siejka, horse Gypsy Stride and trainer John Heath. Picture: Jonathan Ng
Racing for a cause: Campbelltown mayor Anoulack Chanthivong with Robert Morris, Ashlee Siejka, horse Gypsy Stride and trainer John Heath. Picture: Jonathan Ng

TROT or pace your way to Menangle Park Paceway this weekend to raise money for mental health recovery at Campbelltown Hospital.

The Mayor's Charity Race Night will be held in a trackside marquee this Saturday from 6pm to 11.30pm and all money raised will go towards local mental health support group Beautiful Minds.

The group plans to use the money to create a recovery garden at Campbelltown Hospital's adult mental health unit, Waratah House.

Campbelltown mayor Anoulack Chanthivong said the support received so far was overwhelming, with the event sponsored by Marsdens Law Group, Clintons Toyota, Paul Wakeling Motor Group and MTC Work Solutions.

"When there's a worthy cause at hand, the Campbelltown community is always the first to dig deep and show what big hearts are made of, and the Mayor's Charity Race Night is no exception," Cr Chanthivong said.

"I'm very excited to support such a worthy cause, and help raise greater awareness of mental health in our community.

"Beautiful Minds is run by volunteers; ordinary people committed to extraordinary change in the lives of people living with a mental illness, and I encourage local businesses and residents to show their support."

A wide range of local businesses have also donated a variety of great raffle prizes, including a signed Wests Tigers jersey, a plasma TV, barbecue and beauty treatments.

Tickets are $99 and the night will include live harness racing, a performance by Blue Mountains band SaLT, a buffet, drinks, raffles, auctions, lucky door prizes and more.

Details: 4645 4517.