Celebrants and Toastmasters Lynne O’Hara and Christine Akehurst, are professional Masters of Ceremonies and together have over thirty years experience working in Kent, London, Hertordshire, UK and abroad. With flexible, modern working styles, with Lynne or Christine as your Celebrant or Toastmaster your ceremony will be truly individual, special and unique,
Celebrant and Toastmaster Lynne O’Hara has been a professional Master of Ceremonies for over ten years and has officiated at a wide variety of functions in London, Kent and the UK.
She has a background of dance and drama, Her previous career was in an international operating environment with strong focus and attention to planning, team-work, customer care and front-line operations. She finds all her past experiences highly relevant and helpful to her approach to her activities as a celebrant and have collectively given her a well trained eye for detail and coordination.
She is trained in voice production and speech articulation and embraces a professional yet friendly approach to her work. Lynne is proud to be Vice President of the National Association of Toastmasters and a Member of the Association of Independent Celebrants. Her personal interests include music, languages, phonetics, linguistics, reading, operatics, and dramatics.
Celebrant and Toastmaster Christine Akehurst has been working as a professional Master of Ceremonies for over twenty years and has worked on some of the most prestigious events in London, the Home Counties, UK and abroad.
She is a qualified teacher of speech and drama and has worked professionally in theater and television and has appeared on Whats my Line, Tell the Truth and The Weakest Link. She is a Freeman of The City of London, a Past President of The National Association of Toastmasters and has a background in training and development. She is also an independent trainer of ALE Associates Ltd.
She has developed a range of skills over the years which all contribute and enhance her ability as a celebrant and enjoys her work enormously.