The phrase ‘fish out of water’ came inexplicably to mind when I heard
that Chelgate chairman Terence Fane-Saunders had been spotted at that
haunt of princesses and rugby players, the Chelsea Harbour Club.
I happen to know that the nearest Fane-Saunders gets to physical
exertion is the odd game of backgammon and that his last health club
visit was around 11 years ago when he got engaged.
However it turns out that Fane-Saunders was not tuning up his pecs but
representing Chelgate, which was sponsoring a ladies doubles tennis
tournament in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.
He confides that the visit is not likely to herald a new fitness regime:
‘I don’t actually think health clubs are very good for you: my friends
who use them seem to spend most of their time in bandages.
‘In any case, going to the tournament was a simple choice: an issues
strategy session with a cement manufacturer or an afternoon with 48 fit
and beautiful women. What would you have done?’
Edited by Rebecca Dowman