There will be a chance to dress in your best on Saturday, May 10, and all for a great cause. A debutante ball will be held at the RSL as a fundraiser for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. It is a timely nod to increasing awareness of the disease, with May 8 now marked as International Ovarian Cancer Day.
In true tradition, nine young ladies from Year nine to 12 and their partners have been practicing The Pride of Erin under the tutelage of Judy Adams and Jan Miller.
They will be presented to Member for Northern Tablelands, Adam Marshall and Catherine and Ian Egan at 6pm, followed by a sit down dinner and an evening of dancing.
“It should be a wonderful night,” organiser, ovarian cancer survivor and MC for the ball Nikki Galvin said. “It is an opportunity to help raise money but also raise awareness of ovarian cancer. It is an all-ages event, and there will be raffles and a DJ.
“The girls are really looking forward to it and have been practicing and getting their dresses organised. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
The Debs and their partners are Gabby Rampling and Daniel O’Connor, Lucie Boyle and Jack Mahoney, Gabby O’Connor and Trent Wilson, Charmaine Nowlan and Tom Mahoney, Maryellen Honeysett and Andrew Riley, Shannon McGarrity and Cameron Fletcher, Crystal Cooper and Matthew Blakey.
All family, friends and the wider community are invited. The cost is $35 per person – children under 12 are free, and tickets can be purchased beforehand at the RSL.