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Diary: On the QT ..

Few things are more annoying than leaving your clothes on a train. As Chris Willingham, Fallon's client services director, found last Wednesday evening.

En route to an Asda shoot he realised his posh suit for the BTAA awards was still on the InterCity. Luckily the shoot was for the George collection and Willingham was able to raid the wardrobe. "I think his tie cost more than the rest of the outfit," a colleague says ...

William Eccleshare, BBDO Europe's chairman and a London Marathon veteran, is donning his running shoes again. This time he's in the Bupa 10k race in May to support Jo Dix, his PA, currently undergoing treatment for leukaemia and for the Leukaemia Care charity. Please give generously ...

San Takashima, the one-time Bartle Bogle Hegarty producer and founder of Nexus Films, is bemused after winning a lottery place for next week's Tokyo Marathon. "I've never done it, nor trained for it" he laments. Nevertheless, Medecins Sans Frontieres will benefit if Takashima makes a decent fist of it ...

Peter Crossing, the one-time Lowe Howard-Spink managing director, first came up with the idea of people wearing red noses to support comic relief. Last week Lowe London raised £1,455 for Red Nose Day after a sponsored "keepy-uppy" ...

Tin hats off to Trevor Beattie. The Beattie McGuinness Bungay creative chief is promoting a scheme to help veterans of the 1944 D-Day landings to make their final commemorative visit to the Normandy beaches. Diary hopes he gets a better reception than the veterans got from Lloyds who refused to open a "return to Normandy" account for them because it would be unprofitable. The bank later apologised ...

Mel Draisey, a PA at Fallon, sounds quite a woman. A member of the band The Clientele and a session violinist, she's just been voted one of the "Ten Hottest Women In Music" on www.rollogrady.com.

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