Barclay Stratton chairman Christopher Broadbent has taken on the
part-time job of communications director for The Peter Cook Foundation -
and he's immediately adapted to the tone of the work.
Broadbent - the Barclay Stratton founder better known for his PR work
with blue-chip clients such as Corus and Kimberly-Clark - has issued an
open invite to a session of The Royal and Not Noticeably Ancient Game of
The grandiosely titled game, invented by Cook in Egypt and named after a
temple, involves beach-balls, swimming pools and complex
Should Egypt's tourism bodies not make an offer to fly participants out
to Abu Simbel, Broadbent said: 'We could play in the Hampstead Heath
pools - but then the men would have to play nude.'
The charity is to be launched by the comedian's widow, Lin, in January
to help young adults with SLD (Severe Learning Difficulties). It aims to
raise £7m within six years to set up residential homes and music
centres to help some of the 180,000 Britons with SLD.
Presumably, though, Abu Simbel will not be featuring in meetings with
any of Broadbent's blue-clip clients.