Busi­nesses make ball ex­tra nice for Nikki

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WHEN Nikki Gour­ley saw a bright yel­low hum­mer pulling up out­side her home tears started stream­ing down her face.

The fairy­tale mo­ment was all thanks to Bund­aberg Lim­ou­sines who pro­vided the stretch hum­mer to Ms Gour­ley for free so that she could at­tend the 2017 Abil­ity Ball in style on Saturday night.

“I was orig­i­nally go­ing to pur­chase the hum­mer but when staff heard about my ill­ness, they told me that the hum­mer was free,” Ms Gour­ley said.

The Bund­aberg woman, who never got to at­tend her school for­mal, said she de­cided to go all out for this year’s Abil­ity Ball be­cause it could be her last chance.

“I have suf­fered mul­ti­ple strokes which left me wheel­chair bound and I was also di­ag­nosed with en­dome­trial hy­per­pelfia and chronic eplipsey,” she said.

“I thought, stuff it, I am go­ing to get dressed up and book a hum­mer for this ball be­cause who knows whether I would ever get a chance to go to an­other one.”

Ms Gour­ley said when she was of­fered the hum­mer for free, it blew her mind.

She said the swanky ride was what made her spe­cial night even more amaz­ing.

“When the hum­mer turned up at home I was just cry­ing, I felt like I was a princess,” Ms Gour­ley said.

“I had two of my car­ers with me and two other clients, so the hum­mer was full which made it so much fun.

“When we turned up at the Civic Cen­tre, every­one was look­ing at us and I felt like a su­per­star.”

Ms Gour­ley said she wanted to thank the lo­cal com­pany for the ride, along with Kep­nock Hair, who gave her a dis­counted price on her updo.

“They went out of their way to make my night spe­cial,” she said.

PHOTO: PAUL DON­ALD­SON BUN160917ABIL18

SWEET RIDE: Dressed up for the an­nual Abil­ity Ball at the Bund­aberg Civic Cen­tre were (from back left) Bec Clarke, Re­becca Rogers, Deb Wise, Devlin and Mandy Hurn, Emma Shep­pard, Grant Char­teris, (front) Gro­gan Hurn, Nikki Gour­ley and Raeleen Dar­ling­ton.

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