Greater Springfield was treated to a special visit recently from Australian swimming legend, Libby Trickett OAM.

The Olympic gold medalist appeared as the guest speaker for the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce’s International Women’s Day event held at the Orion Hotel.

The mother of two and Queensland Government Mental Health Ambassador said it was her first time in the area and the show of support from the community for such an important cause was impressive.

The annual event welcomed more than 100 guests who heard Libby talk about the importance of supporting, uplifting and championing women at all times and also heard from a range of other speakers, including representatives from charity partners, the Domestic Violence Action Centre Domestic Violence Action Centre Domestic Violence Action Centre Ipswich and Into the View Workwear.