Girls believe in fairytale ending

Oceane Bourgault, Chloe Clements and Caitlin Garrett are ready for the Glass Slipper Ball. Picture: Emma Reeves d419793
Oceane Bourgault, Chloe Clements and Caitlin Garrett are ready for the Glass Slipper Ball. Picture: Emma Reeves d419793

Willletton’s Caitlin Garrett, Oceane Bourgault and Chloe Clements have put in months of planning and hard work alongside event organiser Kasey Carr to bring the inaugural Glass Slipper Ball to Fremantle.

The two balls, including a teen event on August 23 and a gala ball on October 17, will be a fundraiser for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation Inc, with the girls hoping they can raise more than $100,000.

Chloe said it would be a fun night full of glitter, glitz and glam, as well as helping to find a cure for childhood cancer.

‘Raising money is very important because if they find a cure, other kids will never have to go through the stuff I have and lives will be saved,’ she said.

‘I can’t wait, it’s all I can think about and it’s given me the motivation to walk by myself without my wheelchair and eat food instead of using my feeding tube.

‘I am so excited to have a night out with my friends like a normal teenager.’

Ms Carr said after hearing of Chloe’s diagnosis with a form of brain cancer, she wanted to do something to give a bit back to the girls fighting so much yet still shining with positivity.

‘I had initially planned to have just an over 18 event, because at first it was just about how much money I could raise to help research,’ she said. ‘However being able to give these kids an opportunity to get dressed up and experience a special night with their friends is much more important.’

Tickets are available from www.glassslipperballwa.com.au.