DfID finds therapy through fisticuffs

The Department for International Development (DfID) press office has, we learn, been training to fight.

A recent away-day saw the ten-strong team heading to London's Islington Amateur Boxing club. Why? 'To beat the shit out of each other,' according to press officer Karen Triggs.

After a couple of rounds with deputy chief press officer Trish O'Donnell, senior PRO Pete Lewis was heard to wheeze through his gumshield: 'Anyone who thinks we're just a bunch of lentil-eating cardigan wearers had better watch out.'

Keen to promote the therapeutic power of squaring up to colleagues, Triggs has even negotiated a discount with the gym's owner, Enzo Giordano.

Any PRWeek reader who'd like to get a colleague (or client?) into the ring should bring this issue to the class, any Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday in June.

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