Filed under: life, politics, Rants, Scotland, secret millionaire, stories, tv | Tags: disability, disabled, Glasgow, nick leslau, possil park, poverty, prestbury, secret millionaire
Watching this week’s Secret Millionaire put the series back on track for me.
It was starting to look staged.
Not this week.
Nick Leslau is a super rich property developer with a yacht in St Tropez and a lifestyle to die for. (We shouldn’t like him, should we!)
In the programme he gave across an air of inexperience when it comes to sharing his good fortune (not true in fact). But his honesty about his feelings towards the poverty he encountered in Glasgow’s Possil Park was totally refreshing and his humility throughout the programme was highly engaging.
But it was his humility that most stuck me.
His closest experience was with a group of disabled people and he opened up so frankly as to, no doubt, give his PRs heart failure. But he was simply reacting to what he saw in the most basic human way. His admittance that he ‘couldn’t deal with disabled people’ made him so real, so frank that you couldn’t fail but love him.
His gifts, as it happens, were super-generous but delivered with a plan.
This is a man I would dearly like to meet and tell him how good he is.
Filed under: business, life, politics, secret millionaire, stories, tv | Tags: C4, channel 4, charitable giving, charity, James Benamore, The Richmond Group, The secret millionaire
The 30 year old MD of The Richmond Group, James Benamore, was the latest millionaire to grace the screens of this wonderful programme.
Into its third series I can’t help thinking that some of the potential beneficiaries are pitching to the producers which loses some of its spontaneity.
Nevertheless, the sheer emotion that the programme generates can be overwhelming.
He was a good guy, was James Benamore. An ex-wild child he went to Mosside in Manchester and found real and realistic charities to support. A very likeable and genuine man.
Good on ya Jamesey.