Noelsie Seedofsky and Jenny Everett, grandmother of the late Dolly with their TradeMutt shirts at Dancing Under the Stars, 2019.
Noelsie Seedofsky and Jenny Everett, grandmother of the late Dolly with their TradeMutt shirts at Dancing Under the Stars, 2019. Ellen Ransley

Gala goers go one up, dance under the stars for Dolly

IT WAS a game of one-up with a twist: the winner takes three shirts, on the condition two must be given away at the winners discretion - on another condition.

When the prize are TradeMuff shirts, an initiative dedicated to talking about mental health, the winner must give the shirts away to the first two people who comes up to them to start a conversation.

Noelsie Seedofsky, from the Lockyer Valley, was the last woman standing in the game of one-up led by Dan and Ed of TradeMutt.

"I've just come out here for the weekend to see some family,” she said.

"I've never worn one of these shirts before, but it's such a great initiative.”

The 2019 Dancing Under the Stars gala ball was an evening dedicated to mental health and raising money for Dolly's Dream, in memory of Dolly Everett, who took her own life last year.

The first to receive one of the winning shirts from Noelsie was Jenny Everett, Dolly's grandmother.

"This is just such a great night and such an important cause,” she said.

"I'm really grateful to the committee for putting this on tonight.

"Hopefully we can get more people to start those conversations.”

After last years event raised over $14,000, it was expected to be another funding boost for the charity.

Throughout the night there were silent and live auctions, raffles, a photo booth, live entertainment, and a video message from Dolly's parents.

"Thank you, for helping us keep Dolly's Dream alive,” they said.

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