Thanks to The Bridge Youth Service, Mooroopna's Tash Goldberg got to experience a night she thought she had missed out on - her debutante ball.CHLOE WARBURTON August 27, 2014 3:11am
Tash Goldberg, 17, and Luke Kniese, 18, participated in The Bridge Youth Service debutante ball on Friday last week.
For Mooroopna student Tash Goldberg, her debutante ball was an experience she will never forget — but it was an experience she almost never got to have.
Tash and boyfriend Luke Kniese were among 32 young people who took part in The Bridge Youth Service’s debutante ball on Friday last week.
It was a night organised for those who had missed out on the opportunity to take part in a traditional deb for a variety of reasons — including homelessness, disengagement from school, family issues or pregnancy.
‘‘I hadn’t done my deb because I had some trouble at school,’’ Tash, 17, said.
‘‘It was an experience we got to do together as a couple. The atmosphere was so different on the night — it was good to see everyone be able to be themselves and not worry about what other people thought. It’s something you do for your own benefit — I got to feel beautiful and got to be the person everyone looked at. It was just a confidence boost.’’
The Bridge Youth Service community development officer Jamie Lea said the debutante ball would not have been possible without the help of the community.
The night was a complete success, she said.
‘‘We feel honoured to have been able to give them the chance to shine, to feel special, and can only hope that feeling stays with them for a long time to come,’’ Ms Lea said.
The Bridge Youth Service chief executive Sharon Hensgen-Smith thanked the community for the financial and in-kind support, as well as The Bridge’s board of management and staff, and Berry Street, who worked with The Bridge on the debutante ball.
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