This year, Toowoomba Hospital Foundation will mark three decades of supporting patients, families and staff of Darling Downs Health gifting over $14 million since 1991 with the generosity of communities and individuals across the region and further afield.

 To celebrate this  occasion the Foundation are throwing a Gala Ball to commemorate their 30th year and welcome the Darling Downs community, health service staff, local businesses, THF supporters, past patients and staff of our local hospitals to join them and inspirational guest speaker Sam Bloom on Saturday 12th June. 

Toowoomba Hospital Foundation CEO Alison Kennedy said the Foundation wouldn’t be where it is today without the community. “We are incredibly grateful for the support our community has shown the Foundation over the last 30 years and we’d love to celebrate this wonderful milestone alongside them at our THF Health Service Gala Ball,” she said. “Our 30th anniversary celebrations are also a great opportunity for past staff and volunteers of Darling Downs Health to see each other again, share stories and have a great night out.”

Mrs Kennedy said the Foundation is also excited to welcome inspirational guest speaker Sam Bloom, who was recently portrayed by Naomi Watts in the movie Penguin Bloom, to Toowoomba for the evening. “Her story is so unique and powerful, and well worth listening to, so we absolutely can’t wait to welcome Sam to Toowoomba and give our community the chance to see her at our Gala Ball,” she said. “Our THF Gala Ball is also a chance for our community to help raise funds and give back with all proceeds raised on the night going towards funding life-saving medical equipment for Darling Downs Health.”

Tickets to the THF Health Service Gala Ball are $170 per person and includes a three-course meal, four-hour beverage package, entertainment by Stephen Henry Quartet and keynote address by Sam Bloom.

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