Oakhaven Dining Divas Event

Oakhaven Dining Divas Event

Last week I was honoured to attend and speak at Oakhaven’s Dining Diva event.

The luncheon takes place four times a year. During each event, Oakhaven reaches out to local business owners, historians and associates and I was thrilled to be contacted by the team and asked to speak at this month’s lunch, held at Rhinefield House.

Dining Divas Invite

I have supported the charity for some time now and in recent months have become even closer to the organisation and the work they do, so it was a real honour to take part.

Speaking in front of 80 ladies and a room full of Oakhaven representatives, I shared my experience of working in interior design and my untraditional route into the industry, starting out in the New Forest before working in set and costume design in London’s West End, travelling to Asia and the Middle East to design for luxury hotel brands and eventually coming full circle and returning to the New Forest to launch Harris Jackson.

Throughout the event I explained my journey, showcasing pictures and videos from a selection of the worldwide projects I have collaborated on, and sharing life experiences (including my theatrical background) that I believe differentiate me from other interior designers.

Alicia Poulson, Events fundraiser for Oakhaven said: “I would like to say a huge, huge thank you to you again for being our guest speaker at Dining Divas; it was so interesting to hear about your life, career and journey and we received lots of great comments from the ladies about your talk.

harris jackson at dining divas

After the talk there was a Harris Jackson prize draw in which world renown lighting company Porta Romana donated one of their stunning vases. This event was all about raising funds for Oakhaven so I am extremely privileged to have played a part in that.

You can find out more about the work Oakhaven does by visiting their website.

www.oakhavenhospice.co.uk

#oakhavenhospice #harrisjacksondesign

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