Have 1,000 - Just For Being Good

  • Posted 77 months Ago

Apologies for telling you about this after it happened, but yesterday a well-meaning millionaire was in London handing out gifts of 1,000 to people they thought looked worthy of a bit of extra money. In return, all they asked was that they did something good with it such as making a charity donation, helping someone less fortunate, or just to make someone a little bit happier.

The anonymous person was lucky enough to suddenly come into more money than they would ever need last year and, after spending a chunk of it booking a space flight with Virgin Galactic, they became increasingly embraced about blowing what was essentially a life changing amount of money on themselves. A few days later they cancelled the booking.

Speaking through the project's website (Wearelucky), they say:

"I promised myself that I'd do something great with that space flight money. Something to really make a difference. I wanted to find a cool way to give the cash away - spread it around - but at the same time retain some kind of affinity with the benefactors. I thought long and hard about how to make an impact in a way that I could be involved in and would feel good about. I wrestled with this for ages and the more I thought about it, the more difficult it was. That was how Wearelucky came about. I decided to pass on my good luck to others by giving away 1,000 every day."

For more information on the project, the millionaire's back story, and what people have spent the money on so far - head over to www.we-are-lucky.com.