I am a massive fan of The Secret Millionaire there was another good episode on tonight as I got in from church.
The gist of the programme is that a millionaire leaves their ‘normal’ life behind and go undercover for ten days in a deprived part of the UK. They live a basic life, working and volunteering in the local community.
At the end of the project they decide on some individuals or community groups to fund from their own personal wealth, and reveal that they are in fact a millionaire.
What’s been really interesting in more recent programmes is to see the ways in which they support over long-term, there’s been a lot more ‘£30,000 per year for the next 5 years’ kind of deals which is interesting – a lot more long-term mentality.