On Saturday 28th September 8 or the original 9 Dare to Bare ladies hosted a ball. On Saturday morning I went up to Derriford to do the morning shift with dad and once breakfast and the morning routines were done I said “see you later” and headed home. Once there it was all go to get the house ready and then I joined the girls at the Duke of Cornwall for the rehearsals.
The D2 ladies had dressed the room in an amazing manner. We did a talk through/walk through with the lighting company and then I came home to get changed and do the final prep for the ball. In all honesty I was not in a great mindset for the Ball as worried about my folks, I wasn’t able to dance this year due to the earlier reconstruction so I was going to compere – I thought rounding up 180 guests couldn’t be worse than an assembly for 240 year 11s.
The ball was a success, I went into school marm mode, the consultant from the Primrose Foundation did a fantastic job of running the auction. The just giving page is still open and we think we have raised in the region of £10,000. The crowd went wild for the dancing. I did a 30 second reprise with the feathers to allow one of the girls to get changed for the can can. The photo below shows some of our friends who supported the ball.