DUE to ill-health Julie Bishop will be unable to attend the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation’s Women of Strength Luncheon on Friday, March 13, with the organisation announcing Australian journalist, TV presenter and author Jessica Rowe will take her place as the special guest.
Ms Bishop said due to an eye infection she is unable to travel but sends her best wishes for a successful event.
“It is with great regret that I have had to cancel my visit to Toowoomba for the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation’s Women of Strength Luncheon this Friday,” she said.
“This is due to a serious eye infection that has required admission to hospital and my specialist’s advice that I must not travel.
ect to make a full recovery over the coming weeks.”
Toowoomba Hospital Foundation CEO Alison Kennedy said despite Ms Bishop no longer being able to attend, the foundation is excited to welcome Jessica Rowe to Toowoomba.
“Though it’s sad that Ms Bishop is no longer able to join us on Friday we’re excited and grateful that Jessica can join us at such short notice,” she said.
“Our Women of Strength Luncheon is such a fun and fantastic day out, away from the office, having a great time raising much-needed funds for areas in need in the Darling Downs Health service.
“Jessica is an inspirational woman of strength and we can’t wait to welcome our guests on Friday to hear her story.
“We wish Ms Bishop a speedy recovery and look forward to inviting her back for a future Women of Strength Luncheon.”
For any questions about your Women of Strength booking please call the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation on 4616 6166.