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Love Lunch at the Bingham Hotel with TVF Ambassador Linda Duberley

Published: 11 May 2015

On Friday 15th May supporters of The Victoria Foundation and guests enjoyed a superb ‘Love Lunch’ on the river at the beautiful Bingham Hotel.

‘Love Lunch’ is the Bingham's lunch club for like-minded individuals to enjoy a delicious lunch in a beautiful setting and listen to an inspirational speaker whilst supporting a charity at the same time.

Guests enjoyed bubbles on the terrace before sitting down to a delicious lunch in the beautiful River Rooms before being inspired by guest speaker Linda Duberley who is proud to be an Ambassador of The Victoria Foundation.

Guests heard how Linda, a writer, broadcaster, media/presentation and image consultant ,has maintained a thirty year career in print and TV journalism while bringing up three strapping children, supporting several charities and playing  an active part of many local community projects.

Linda talked about how her work gave her a powerful insight into personal and professional relationships and consolidated her ability to communicate effectively in the latest stage of her career. As a news broadcaster she has learned to be camera-ready in the most extreme circumstances and as a public speaker she has developed a few key rules which can help anyone. Her work in TV included coverage of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Hong Kong Handover and, lately live commentary of the Oscar Pistorius trail and the canonisation of two Popes.

There was just time for several questions before winners of the raffle in aid of The Victoria Foundation were announced. There were fabulous prizes donated by the Stella and Dot, Annie Armitage Photography, Naledi Copenhagen and the Bingham Hotel. The lunch raised over £400 which will go towards funding a much needed mobility aid for a disabled child helping them gain independence.  

Lorna Votier, Development Director of the charity said, ‘The foundation is delighted to be a beneficiary charity of ‘Love Lunch’ at the Bingham Hotel. We really appreciate this support for the work we do. I also wanted to say a big thank you to all the guests who attended the lunch and to the businesses which so generously donated prizes for the raffle. We are looking forward to the next Love Lunch in aid of the foundation on 12th October with guest speaker Jan Meek.’  

Jan Meek is an unlikely adventurer who can proudly claim to be the only woman on the planet to have rowed across an ocean and walked to two poles. More people can claim they have taken that giant leap for mankind on the moon. Be inspired …If you would like to attend ‘Love Lunch’ in aid of The Victoria Foundation with guest speaker Jan Meek on 9th October from 12pm – 2.30pm please contact Lorna Votier on 020 8332 1788 or by email at
Tickets are £30 and available now.

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