One of this camera-shy foursome has not only survived Raleigh
International’s selection weekend, but has been chosen to go to China
with the Inchcape Initiative expedition this summer.
Last year these pages detailed Raleigh’s search for intrepid PR people
keen to promote the organisation’s community and environment projects
(PR Week, 14 November). These four were selected from ten applicants for
the public relations officer’s job, and spent a weekend in the
Oxfordshire countryside performing ice-breaking exercises - quite
literally as the night-time temperature dropped to minus five degrees
’They were given a plastic sheet to sleep under, but we woke them up in
the middle of the night to run around the countryside some more,’ said
Andrew Osborne at Raleigh. A bit more rigorous than the average PR
interview I should think.
However, the applicants managed to maintain some dignity. Despite having
to go through the final agony of a photocall they insisted that they
The mystery deepens as to who has actually emerged triumphant from this
ordeal. Apparently somebody has been selected but has yet to accept. Can
you blame them?