After months of planning, fundraising and dance lessons five gorgeous young ladies and their equally handsome partners impressed and delighted their invited guests at a Charity Deb Ball held last weekend.
The group consisting of Ebony O’Malley and Billie Dukes, Abbey and Jack Hodges- Lockwood, Whitney Duffy and Tom McEwen, Kaitlin Turner and Ben Quigley and Amy Gallagher and Connor Greenhalgh were presented to Kimberley Jackson, Year 11 Advisor and English teacher of Forbes High School.
Charlie Acheson and Jake Duffy led the nervous duos out before they performed their feature dance to ‘You are the Reason’ by Callum Scott, which was choreographed by Kate Ralph. The young ladies looked spectacular in their exquisite gowns and the young gents wore smart singlebreasted black suits, crisp white shirts and light blue accessories which matched the colour theme for the evening.
The tireless efforts of each and every one of the debutantes and their partners through cooking barbeques and selling raffle tickets was awarded with a profit of over $1,300 being raised which will directly benefit Beyond Blue.
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
Beyond Blue has been doing as much work as possible to encourage people to learn about the symptoms and types of stress, anxiety and depression, which they could face or may already be experiencing. In Australia, it’s estimated that 45 percent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.
The Easter raffle was drawn on the night, with first prize being won by Emma Gardiner and second place by John Crone.
Event coordinator, Anita Morrison commends the group on their efforts and congratulates their family and friends for their influences in molding these young people who are the future of our great community.