DIARY: Anonymous PR bodies found in Oxfordshire woods

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.

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

centigrade.



’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

remain anonymous.



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?



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