DRESS UP: Lizzie Harvey, from Helping Hands, with some of the dresses which are available for formal time.
DRESS UP: Lizzie Harvey, from Helping Hands, with some of the dresses which are available for formal time. Sam Flanagan

Helping to ease the stress of formal time

FORMAL time is a highly stressful experience for not only students, but also parents and carers as the traditional event can carry with it a heavy financial burden.

Helping Hands Dalby is making a huge effort to ease the stress, with formal wear ready to lend out free of charge.

"The community have donated us dresses and suits for the upcoming formals in the district,” Helping Hands' Lizzie Harvey said.

"We want to include families from Tara, Chinchilla, Jandowae and all the places around us that need the help; especially the struggling farmers.”

Mrs Harvey said the dresses were in great condition, as many had only been worn once.

"A lot of the dresses have come from Toowoomba so might not have been seen in town yet,” she said.

"They are gorgeous gowns; we have been very lucky. We can supply shoes and accessories with it as well.”

Helping Hands has assisted with formal attire in the area since 2014.


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