One of the worst things about being an adult is realising that the comfy cosy walls that surround you aren’t free, you actually have to pay to live in them.
Luckily for someone out there a benevolent and slightly eccentric millionaire is giving away a three bedroom flat to one lucky individual or family.
Enter property magnate Marco Robinson, who reportedly spent his childhood living on park benches and who’s offering the £120,000 flat to someone as part of a documentary he’s making with Channel 4.
I asked for help and I got it from unlikely people. They helped me believe in myself. It’s been hard work, but I’ve been successful in business and made a lot of money.
I started investing profits into property and learned where were the best places to buy. Now I want to give something back – to give someone a lucky break like I was given when I was starting out, so that’s why I’m giving away one of my properties.
There’s no shortage of candidates for the flat from down on their luck youngsters to the homeless and Marco’ joked that the real difficulty is in finding just one.
To get to the bottom of the issue he’s been meeting the local community and homeless groups in Preston to assess what the problem is with housing.
So how’s Marco going to pick the lucky winner? Well we’ll let him describe it:
I want someone who is willing to make the effort, someone who is hard-working but who has found themselves in deep problems, not someone who’s just going to abuse this situation.SWNS
Marco doesn’t plan on disappearing after handing over the keys either, he’s going to help whoever wins the flat to find an income and cover the council tax while they get on their feet.
In his words it’s not about the flat, it’s about a life and he hopes that he can inspire other’s to do their bit for people who are down on their luck.
What a gesture!
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.