GALLERY:Masks on, feathers out for charity ball

Maitland Town Hall ­hosted the Kairos Outside for Women Charity Ball on Saturday night.

Kairos Outside for Women provide support for women who have a loved one in jail.

Organiser Dorothy Hudson said this year’s theme was a masked ball after the success of 2012’s rainbow ball.

“We went with a masked ball this year and we had a great time at the town hall,” Mrs Hudson said.

“It really is a wonderful venue that everyone loves coming back to.”

The night raised $3600 which will go toward funding camps to help women feeling alone and isolated because of losing a loved one who has been imprisoned.

“A lot of women feel ostracised and that they can’t cope with losing a loved one,” Mrs Hudson said.

“They feel like they can’t speak to their friends because of the shame, so we support them and show them that they’re not isolated.”

More than 160 people attended the evening with visitors coming from as far as the Central Coast and Sydney.

BALL:  Graham Osland of Kurri Kurri and Wendy Small of Cessnock.  	030813SS029

BALL: Graham Osland of Kurri Kurri and Wendy Small of Cessnock. 030813SS029

BALL:  Lorraine and Tony Perry of Bolwarra Heights.  	030813SS033

BALL: Lorraine and Tony Perry of Bolwarra Heights. 030813SS033

BALL:  Douglas and Faye Doggett of Aberglassyn.    	030813SS039

BALL: Douglas and Faye Doggett of Aberglassyn. 030813SS039

BALL:  Christine and Kevin Oakley of Aberglasslyn, and Evelyn Haig of Scotland.                          030813SS044

BALL: Christine and Kevin Oakley of Aberglasslyn, and Evelyn Haig of Scotland. 030813SS044

BALL:  Jean Ranclaud and Doug Robertson of Maitland.      		          030813SS048

BALL: Jean Ranclaud and Doug Robertson of Maitland. 030813SS048

BALL:  Dorothy Hudson of Redhead and Peter Hulsing of Lorn.    	030813SS056

BALL: Dorothy Hudson of Redhead and Peter Hulsing of Lorn. 030813SS056