HELPING OTHERS: Rhonda Trivett at the South Burnett Peace of Mind White Dove Ball. MORE PHOTOS: PAGE 38
HELPING OTHERS: Rhonda Trivett at the South Burnett Peace of Mind White Dove Ball. MORE PHOTOS: PAGE 38 Tobi Loftus

A helping hand and a good night out

PARTS of the South Burnett community came together for South Burnett Peace of Mind's White Dove Ball on Friday night.

Organiser and mental health advocate Rhonda Trivett said the event was for those who might not generally feel comfortable at a similar event.

"All of us that have mental health issues, or whatever we've got, we're not assisted by the public a lot of times and we should be able to get together, have fun and have a ball,” Ms Trivett said.

Ms Trivett said one man who attended told her he couldn't wait for the event.

"There are others that told they could hardly wait as well,” she said.

"That's great as they're excited about it.”

Mayor Keith Campbell has attended all four of the White Dove Balls and provided funding for the event.

"Our community is made up of a whole range of different people with different abilities and disabilities,” Cr Campbell said.

"Everyone deserves to live their life very happily within the South Burnett and I think the White Dove Ball creates an opportunity for those who don't feel comfortable in a formal ballroom setting situation to come out and enjoy themselves in the same way most of us do in the formal setting.”

"Good on Rhonda Trivett and the South Burnett Peace of Mind for organising the White Dove Ball.”

Ms Trivett said the event would return next year.

"It's always going to happen as I'll always find a way to make it happen,” she said.

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