This year’s Toowoomba Hospital Foundation Women of Strength Luncheon will feature terrorism attack survivor and author Gill Hicks at the Rumours International Convention Centre on Friday 21 June.

Australian-born Gill Hicks miraculously survived one of the worst terrorist attacks on British soil on 7 July 2005. Despite losing both her legs she has become a strong advocate for peace, started her own not-for-profit, authored a book and is now bringing her inspiring story to this year’s luncheon.

Toowoomba Hospital Foundation CEO Alison Kennedy said Gill’s story and resilience gives some beautiful insights into how precious our lives truly are. “To have gone through something so terrifying and devastating and to come away with so much compassion, forgiveness and drive to give back is an incredible testament of strength — we couldn’t think of anyone more suited to be this year’s woman of strength,” she said. “Gill is truly an inspiration and I have no doubt that she will leave a lasting impression on our Women of Strength guests. We’re very much looking forward to welcoming her to Toowoomba in June. This year, we’re proud to be raising funds for the Toowoomba Hospital Allied Health Rehabilitation Unit to help them upgrade their space with more purpose-built equipment.”

2019 Women of Strength speaker Gill Hicks said she was looking forward to visiting Toowoomba in June. “It is such a humbling privilege to be involved with the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation, especially as a Woman of Strength,” she said. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be an advocate for those who continue to make such a significant difference to the quality of our lives.”

This year’s Women of Strength is proudly sponsored by Suncorp Bank.

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