IT was a full house at the Timboon hall for the Second Chance Debutante Ball.
About 140 people packed the hall to support six women who had the desire to be presented as debutantes well after the usual presentation age.
Ball spokeswoman Cheryl Miller said organisers were thrilled with the community support for the event and the debutantes, whose ages ranged from 45 to 75 years.
Mrs Miller said the dance floor was packed as supporters joined the debutantes for their big night.
“We had great support with people coming from Warrnambool through to Colac,” she said .
The ball raised $2500 for Kristen Pickford’s kristygem team in next year’s Corangamite Relay For Life.
The six women and their partners were presented to Corangamite Relay for Life chairwoman Trish Wynd and her husband Tony and Corangamite Shire’s 2012 citizen of the year Peter Pope and his wife Sam, before hitting the dance floor.
Mrs Pickford, who compered, is on a mission to raise more than $5000 for next year’s Relay for Life to give someone else the same opportunity she had to take part in a cancer drug trial.
Mrs Pickford, 31, of Ellerslie, has survived two bouts of malignant melanoma. She raised more than $5000 for each of the previous two Corangamite Relay for Life events.
She recently finished 28 months of chemotherapy.