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If you won the lottery, what would you DO (not buy!)

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LellowYedbetter Wed 03-Apr-19 07:51:16

AIBU to think of you won millions, you’d still need a purpose in life to sustain mental health?

I’ve thought about it a lot, I think a year of mad spending and then I’d need to actually “do” something.

I think I’d start a dog rescue centre (ran from my massive country house!).

I’ve also thought about property development and perhaps renting out houses to struggling people to help them turn things around (teen parents, homeless etc)

reallybadinterview Wed 03-Apr-19 07:55:19

I'd donate lots to women's refuge's and do a lot of charity work, whether that was overseas or in my country.

I'd get a big plot of land or join a community garden and garden a lot.

I'd go on holidays obviously grin and see the world.

I'd do absolutely loads of things!!!

OhMyGodTheyKilledKenny Wed 03-Apr-19 07:57:11

After lots of travelling I'd do voluntary work.

I did some years ago when the DC were young, before I went back to work - I loved it!

The people were lovely and from such a wide variety of backgrounds (from your retired teachers through to people on community service) , always someone interesting to talk to.

Also, as it wasn't paid work, it somehow felt stress-free even though I worked hard and gave it my all.

Plus of course the charity benefits which, in turn, means people benefitted. In my case it was a local hospice and I volunteered in the commercial side of their fundraising

reallybadinterview Wed 03-Apr-19 07:59:21

I'd make anonymous donations to people randomly too. Just drop £5k in their letterbox with a note and hope it was someone who needed it. I don't know why....hahaha. I think I'd find it hard to decide where to donate to (as I'd want to donate to more than one place) and I like the idea of helping out people directly without a big fuss.

MsMustDoBetter Wed 03-Apr-19 08:00:26

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Disfordarkchocolate Wed 03-Apr-19 08:02:33

Plant a wood.
Create a community orchard.
Set up a small charity supporting disabled local children.
Visit family more.

HJWT Wed 03-Apr-19 08:05:30

Go toy shopping for the children's hospitals and donate to cancer research without a doubt if I won big that would be first thing on the to do list!

MenstruatorExtraordinaire Wed 03-Apr-19 08:05:43

I'd move to Menorca, buy a specific farm there which is on the coast so has its own beach. I would live as self sufficiently as possible. So my own crops, organic meat, solar panels etc

I'd possibly run it as a retreat for friends and family who could come to switch off from the toxic modern world. Help on the farm, swim, cayak, fish, walk, whatever they wanted to do.

Make it a bit like Centreparcs with lots of self contained chalets dotted about and you have to leave your car and walk everywhere.

FudgeBrownie2019 Wed 03-Apr-19 08:05:53

I would paint every single day, in my specially-built art studio.

I'd teach free art classes in the evenings and at weekends.

I'd go in to schools and offer free yoga and mindfulness therapy for children.

I'd travel and take the DC out of their schools to travel with me as frequently as possible.

I'd start a cat sanctuary next to my art studio.

Cwtches123 Wed 03-Apr-19 08:05:54

I would open a residential supported living facility for adults with autism / learning difficulties. There would be a hotel and cafe run by the residents where they would be supported to have jobs.

easyandy101 Wed 03-Apr-19 08:13:49

Sell our flat, buy a camper van, drive around from place to place climbing

Probably also get a massive drug habit

maddening Wed 03-Apr-19 08:15:34

Have a baby

PregnantSea Wed 03-Apr-19 08:15:38

Travel a lot. Learn some more instruments. Do another degree. Set up a charity and be actively involved in it. Rescue some animals and hire someone to help look after them. Write a book about being absolutely minted.

Ah... Imagine such a wonderful life.

SimonJT Wed 03-Apr-19 08:16:49

I would like to do something that would support lone parents, particularly lone fathers, it’s a really lonely situation to be in, so anything that could alleviate that would be beneficial.

ResistanceIsNecessary Wed 03-Apr-19 08:18:43

Spend a lot of time in my garden (I do already but I'd spend even more!).

Go travelling round the UK; so many places I haven't seen and it would mean that DH and I could take the dogs with us as well. Probably a camper van?

Be more active and spend more time exercising, cooking from scratch and taking time. All of the things that currently get squeezed out because they are time consuming.

Go back to Uni and finish my degree.

formerbabe Wed 03-Apr-19 08:18:47

Go to one of those diet/fitness bootcamp things.

azulmariposa Wed 03-Apr-19 08:21:51

Do my masters (planning on doing that anyway!) then go on to do a phd.
I'd be an eternal student 👩🏻‍🎓

64632K Wed 03-Apr-19 08:23:05

I would buy lots of homes across the Country and house our homeless war heroes. Set up homeless dormitories to support the homeless back into housing and work.
Set up schools and safe houses for women, children and men in India and Africa

MsSquiz Wed 03-Apr-19 08:25:53

I'd donate a lot to the hospice where my DM died.

I'd also open a beautiful little tea room, somewhere with a gorgeous view, where you can just while away the hours eating wonderful cake with endless tea and coffee, enjoying the peace. It was always my DM's dream to open a cafe/tea room and it became mine too growing up

malificent7 Wed 03-Apr-19 08:26:20

I'd buy a bit of rainforest and set up an eco hotel somewhere like Costa Rica with tours around the forest...etc.
It would be next to the beach.

WonderTweek Wed 03-Apr-19 08:27:21

Quit my job. Get husband to quit his. Move back to my home country, buy a cottage and a bit of land and potter about for the rest of my days. Obviously make sure our parents, siblings and best friends were ok too. Travel if we felt like it. Nothing too extravagant, I'd quite happily fill my days with walking outside, fishing, reading, working out, playing with my son and spending time with my husband. Maybe get a dog. grin

evilharpy Wed 03-Apr-19 08:31:00

Do a maths degree. Spend time in a Gaeltacht and become fluent in Irish.

ALemonyPea Wed 03-Apr-19 08:31:29

I'd go back to school, do some part time classes, both educational and fun ones.

I'd volunteer to be a driver for a local charity that drives cancer patients too and from hospital appointments.

Squickety Wed 03-Apr-19 08:36:49

I would also open a dog rescue centre. And hopefully employ people who've had a tough hand in life (e.g. homeless, ex-prisoners etc) to help get them back into work. I'd have a really nice cafe there as well.

bridgetreilly Wed 03-Apr-19 08:58:34

I would buy the house I grew up in, do a massive renovation job and then open it as a retreat centre.

Ellabella989 Wed 03-Apr-19 09:02:10

If I won a huge amount then I would open an animal sanctuary and would also love to open a food bank as there isn’t one in my local area even though there’s a fair amount of deprivation. I would also go back to uni and do a masters and I would love to learn another language fluently too

bridgetreilly Wed 03-Apr-19 09:02:22

Oh, and I would INSTANTLY hire a cleaner and housekeeper. That would be such luxury.

Figmentofmyimagination Wed 03-Apr-19 09:09:45

Sponsor the national youth orchestra. There’s a real issue with bringing on talented young musicians outside the independent sector.

lonalsland Wed 03-Apr-19 09:13:00

Pay the wages of granny/grandpa people to perform that role to younger children in children's homes - not keyworkers or any other official types, just older kind people to make cakes, read stories, sit and talk etc etc with them - something I saw on a program about Botswana and older people doing this.

Thesearmsofmine Wed 03-Apr-19 09:17:08

We would travel around the world as a family for at least a year.

Once home I would set up a bookshop with a little cafe selling cake/coffee etc and an amazing children’s section with book clubs storytimea & crafts.

harajukubabe Wed 03-Apr-19 09:19:26

I would be a philanthropist. Working on projects for female enrichment and nature.

Peccary Wed 03-Apr-19 09:19:48

Travel, Travel, Travel. I've done a lot but there is always more and some things i would like to do with no concern for budget.

i would then do a leisurely phd in a subject i enjoyed with no concerns about a job at the end.

Ihopeyourcakeisshit Wed 03-Apr-19 09:23:15

I'd be a mysterious benefactor who helped people in a crisis solve their problems but anonymity would be the key.

DIZZYTIGGER87 Wed 03-Apr-19 09:24:37

Open and run a fishery (DH would be in charge) and travel lots.

Also be tempted to have restaurant/bar/clubhouse on site too, and so I could do a bit there, but mainly pay someone to manage it.

Spudina Wed 03-Apr-19 09:25:31

@thesearmsofmine a book shop/cafe is my dream too. It would have squishy leather chairs and sofas and little tables with lamps. In the evenings there would be jazz.
I would plant trees. Millions of them. I do this now on a small scale but if I had the money I would seriously get into reforestation.

sweetkitty Wed 03-Apr-19 09:27:55

Like others in here open an animal sanctuary.
Travel the world volunteering

wonderingsoul Wed 03-Apr-19 09:27:56

Iv allways wanted to set up a sort of hotel /charity shop/food kitchen for the homeless, where they they would be given their own room/bathroom, given help to find a job long term. Only stipulation is they would have to help out with the running of the centre and be drug free.

Defender90 Wed 03-Apr-19 09:30:51

I'd hope to set up places across the country to support veterans and homeless (including those with dogs), to give them an address and access to the care and benefits they need to get back onto an even keel.

Large house, large gardens, lots of spaniels running about some other rescue animals, with someone to help me look after them, a place friends and family could come and relax and have a break.

user1471426142 Wed 03-Apr-19 09:31:12

Depends how much really. A lot of the suggestions above would need big money. If I had a euro-millions style win I’d create a foundation to give me some purpose. With a 1-2 million win, I’d pay off the mortgage, have some amazing holidays, pay for private school but not sure about whether I’d give up work or not. It would be nice to know you could always give up because you had financial independence but I think I’d need to do something.

HoHoHolittlepea Wed 03-Apr-19 09:31:50

I'd love to support charitys like the girls network and age concern, I'd fund the national breastfeeding helpline. I'd write a novel and travel with the kids. Possibly get divorced too 😂.

YAmILikeDis Wed 03-Apr-19 09:32:05

An eternal student here too

Set up a fund for single mothers wanting to study STEM subjects - I would fund them through Access Science courses as there’s fuck all funding and it broke me last year doing it, then give them extra funds throughout University.

I’d do something to do with Autism/ADHD and girls/women

Sexnotgender Wed 03-Apr-19 09:32:33

I’d rescue donkeys and greyhounds.

LellowYedbetter Wed 03-Apr-19 09:32:41

I like the idea about employing ex prisoners and homeless in the animal sanctuary. To expand on this I would run dog shows and training classes and hold children’s information workshops on caring for and training dogs.

I also like the idea about the adult autism centre being on the spectrum myself.

Sexnotgender Wed 03-Apr-19 09:33:45

I’d also throw a shed load of money at women’s services, rape crisis centres etc. Ensuring they remain open and only available to females.

wonderingsoul Wed 03-Apr-19 09:37:57

Sexnotgender

Do woman only get rapped then?

Itwouldtakemuchmorethanthis Wed 03-Apr-19 09:41:52

I’d buy my sister a house and set up a secret stash to bail her out in times of trouble because I love her as she is and I’d want her to know that.
Then I’d start a huge project in the garden and get dh to stop work and come and dig so I could admire him all daygrin
Obviously I would set the children up and spoil everyone I met.... I’m not totally self centred gringringrin

Al2O3 Wed 03-Apr-19 09:45:01

I would tame dolphins and have them tow me on a surf board around the Mediterranean.

BroomstickOfLove Wed 03-Apr-19 09:46:50

I'd do lots of undergraduate degrees in interesting things, and travel in the long holidays.

Giggorata Wed 03-Apr-19 09:47:42

I would also plant a wood, or woods, at least one of which would become a woodland burial ground, and one for pets.
I would also plant single or small groups of trees anywhere I could.

I would spend a lot of time on long distance train travel abroad.

Agree about the rape crisis and other women's services, too.

Might go into space.... (health probably wouldn't permit)

Onceuponacheesecake Wed 03-Apr-19 09:48:05

Have another baby. Travel. Get a dog and go for endless walks. Study.

IAmNotAWitch Wed 03-Apr-19 09:51:25

I would open my own law firm providing victims of domestic violence, rape etc with free legal representation. I already do some pro bono stuff but with a mortgage and kids etc I need to get paid.

I would also spend a LOT more time diving and fighting for the reef.

BillywigSting Wed 03-Apr-19 09:55:14

I would sleep an awful lot more.

And probably go on some long and very expensive holidays exploring as many countries and cultures as I possibly could.

I would take ds with me to explore and hire a tutor to educate him so he didn't miss out on the basics (maths and science mostly).
I would pay for him to learn whatever language /musical instruments /sport took his fancy, any and all of them.

I would invest a good chunk of the money so it kept growing and we could continue in this manner until we got bored of it.

Then I would retire somewhere warm and sunny with nice food by the sea, and pay for my mum to do the same. Actually no, I'd pay for my mum to do that first before everything else. And my dad.

forsucksfake Wed 03-Apr-19 09:57:44

Fund research for the incurable disease my cat has. I have two ideas/leads I would like to see pursued.

Animal rescue work.

Start an ethical fashion company.

Make my sister's life very comfortable.

Travel.

Wallsbangers Wed 03-Apr-19 10:24:46

Travel.
Have daily yoga lessons (when I'm not travelling obviously)
Work with charities to help provide money and opportunities
Buy our local children's centre a load of new toys
Study for an MA

bluechameleon Wed 03-Apr-19 10:25:08

I would do something working with children with additional needs - perhaps run museum workshops or set up a playgroup? I'm currently a teacher in a special school and love being with the children but not all the additional work and pressure that goes with it.
My other dream is a children's bookshop with a cafe and little play area. We could do lots of story times, book clubs and activities. I could employ enough staff so I wouldn't have to work crazy hours. But I might work my way through my winnings pretty quickly this way, I know independent bookshops struggle a lot.

Coffeeonthesofa Wed 03-Apr-19 10:27:06

Would need to win a lot, travel first to wherever I fancied.
Then i’d buy a big estate in Scotland with one large house and some smaller ones ( or build them). Invite family to come and live in the smaller houses so that we could be close to each other without having to live together. Open the large house as a children’s home, specialising in teenagers, obviously employing staff to run it but be involved. I would build an indoor swimming pool as it would be the one thing I would love if I had enough money, but would feel better if everyone could use it. Have horses, workshops, vegetable plots etc on site, for the young people to be involved with. Offer low rent premises, maybe barns or build some small commercial units, to small businesses that were willing to employ some of the young people once they left education.
Offer ongoing supported accommodation for the teenagers so that they don’t have to fend for themselves once they reach 18.
Train as a counsellor.

YAmILikeDis Wed 03-Apr-19 10:35:10

I had to go private to get me and my DD diagnosed with Autism and ADHD. There is barely any provision on the NHS and it’s so important to me.

Lolly34h Wed 03-Apr-19 10:37:32

I'd open my own little cafe with a table that homeless can sit at and be fed for free. I'd also buy at least 5 houses to help teen moms and young families.
I'd also travel with my children and show them the world because I've never been able to take them anywhere outside of the UK

Megan2018 Wed 03-Apr-19 10:40:50

I'd Event - which would mean buying more horses.

I always wanted to take up Eventing seriously but never had the time or money - so if I won the lottery I'd buy myself a small string of horses, decent lorry and have a proper crack at it.

I'd also have a full season hunt subscription. The stuff of dreams for me!

MyFamilyAndOtherAnimals1 Wed 03-Apr-19 10:48:36

I'd hire a French/Swiss mountain guide and bag some of the harder 4000m peaks in the Alps.

I'd also finish my uni work in peace, set up a renewable energy company, take in rescue chickens, and plant a 1000 acre deciduous forest.

MyFamilyAndOtherAnimals1 Wed 03-Apr-19 10:49:13

(the chickens could live in the forest)

MyFamilyAndOtherAnimals1 Wed 03-Apr-19 10:49:52

((along with some goats and donkeys))

TimeIhadaNameChange Wed 03-Apr-19 10:50:57

I'd not do anything with the money for a while, especially if it was a mega big win. I'd be tempted not to even tell DP for a while!

I'd send friends money anonymously. I wouldn't want them to feel beholden to me.

I'd buy as many cheap flats and houses as I could buy and equip them with dog cages, cat beds, hutches etc, then hand them over to WomansAid and MansAid. I'd want them to be 3 or 6-month respite homes for people leaving DV with pets. And also for homeless people with pets who couldn't take them into shelters.

Pinkcat231 Wed 03-Apr-19 10:51:24

I would start a charity and make sure donations were actually used to help people, no huge salaries/wasting on expenses...

I’d buy homes for friends/family that can’t get on the property ladder.

Plus private healthcare and loads of travel for me if there was any money left!

Devonishome1 Wed 03-Apr-19 10:53:36

I’d move house to get away from the plonker next door.

womandear Wed 03-Apr-19 10:54:17

Start a Foundation in my home city/country and give money to local causes, fund uni scholarships for w/c kids from there, fund women filmakers and create a cross community sports programme. I'd have a grand old time running it.

FookMeFookYou Wed 03-Apr-19 10:55:25

Quit work, rent out my house, take my kids out of school and travel the world luxury style

HalfBloodPrincess Wed 03-Apr-19 10:55:32

I’d open an autism assessment centre and fund as many children on the nhs waiting list as I could.

PhilomenaButterfly Wed 03-Apr-19 10:55:37

Shop. Eat.

Thatsnotmyotter Wed 03-Apr-19 10:56:59

Run triathlon training camps and pregnancy and postnatal exercise classes/retreats from a lovely farmhouse.

I'd also seriously consider fostering.

womandear Wed 03-Apr-19 10:57:09

I'd also fund supported housing or extended stay at foster parents for kids who leave care at 18 and are thrown into the world on their own til they're 25.

Idontbloodybelieveit Wed 03-Apr-19 10:57:42

Easy. I'd buy a Ferrari , a speedboat and a helicopter and probably waste the rest

Oliversmumsarmy Wed 03-Apr-19 11:00:14

I would sell everything and move into a hotel with a nice view of the Pacific then carry on my business in a more amenable location.

When I got board I would move hotels or move countries and start again there

BonnesVacances Wed 03-Apr-19 11:00:49

I'd renovate crumbling houses that weren't economical to renovate. I'd also set up a charity to provide practical support for people with severe ME, like Macmillan but not just for those with cancer.

Hotterthanahotthing Wed 03-Apr-19 11:01:35

Finally decide where Inthe country I would like to live with the limits off.
Do sums,howuch income do I need?How to invest it to get that income and what charities do I give the excess to.
Stop worrying about my DDS future.
Not tell anyone.

SpunBodgeSquarepants Wed 03-Apr-19 11:05:02

I fantasise about this all the time! I would not tell a soul till the money was in my account, then I'd put £1,000,000 (or maybe £10m) into my mum's bank account, and I'd be like 'Mum is it OK to borrow some money?' and she'd open her banking app and I'd watch her shit herself

and hopefully not have a heart attack

Warmhandscoldheart Wed 03-Apr-19 11:05:12

After making sure my family were financially stable, I'd donate to the dog rescue where my DDog came from to improve their facilities.

1shotcappuccino Wed 03-Apr-19 11:08:22

Number one - move mum to lovely bungalow with a garden .
Tell dh to leave his stressfull job and do what he's always wanted to do, buy and renovate properties . Then help family with bills etc. Enrol ds on some coaching for his favourite sport (£30 hour) and travel with Ds, he's never been abroad

WTFIsAGleepGlorp Wed 03-Apr-19 11:16:21

Resign.

Work on improving myself physically, mentally and academically.

Plant trees on wasteland.

Pay for new walls and a litter clean up down a particular alleyway nearby.

Donate money to Vancouver Rape Relief.

Donate money to mental health causes around here.

Give money to family.

FrozenMargarita17 Wed 03-Apr-19 11:37:35

I would paint and sell art and do some travelling and voluntary work.

RoseMartha Wed 03-Apr-19 11:38:36

Open a adventure park with sensory areas and adapted equipment alongside normal equipment and a small self catering holiday park for kids/adults with disabilities and their families.

Also help for women who are fleeing abusive marriages/ relationships

rosydreams Wed 03-Apr-19 11:41:04

it would mean i finally had the money to gamble on a education.I always wanted to go to university but never could poor education,poor literacy,poverty and cerebral palsy meant i could not.It was always a high gamble that could leave me horribly in debt.

I could spend money improving my own daughters education and exploring the world with her and my partner.Yes i would eventually settle but after i have the skills to do actually good in the world.

IJustLostTheGame Wed 03-Apr-19 11:49:44

Fund our local food banks
Set up a lot of activities for children and teenagers in poverty
Help womens refuges
Donate to domestic violence charities
Have some sort of childcare charity or fund for single mothers, including groups and meetups and weekends away.
I would have something set up to provide free sanitary protection to schools.
I would like to help refugees in our country somehow too. Furniture, food, maybe some sort of future bursary for university.
Actually I'd like to have a scholarship fund for anyone who cant afford it to go to uni
I should like a load of allotment type areas as community gardens and the produce to go to food banks.
I would have direct debits to centrepoint and small individual charities for many good causes.

DownAndUnder Wed 03-Apr-19 11:54:23

I daydream about this a lot. I’d buy a huge hotel and make it a homeless shelter that could accommodate their dogs. That and all the dogs I’d accumulate would keep me busy.

mumofamenagerie Wed 03-Apr-19 12:00:20

I'd set up a farm animal rescue/sanctuary and arrange visits for children and people with SEN or other disabilities. I plan to eventually do this anyway (when I've earnt enough so probably when I retire!) although it would be on a much smaller scale than if I won the lottery.

PicsInRed Wed 03-Apr-19 12:01:07

A lot of people get divorced.

Because now they can afford to. 😂

buzzbobbly Wed 03-Apr-19 12:02:45

I would kit out a massive mobile vet RV and drive it round a place in the Far East I go to which has horrendous stray animal levels.

I would feed, treat, spay, neuter, and even PTS animals in need all day long. I'd also offer low-cost welfare for working animal owners.

CanILeavenowplease Wed 03-Apr-19 12:03:35

I'd start my own charity. It is all planned out. I would need the routine and challenge but it would be amazing to do something I was passionate about rather than settling for a job to pay the bills.

winterinmadeira Wed 03-Apr-19 12:07:03

I’d travel loads and then do a PhD in some aspect of womens history or politics

buzzbobbly Wed 03-Apr-19 12:07:30

wonderingsoul to Sexnotgender

Do woman only get rapped then?

No, men do too, so I am scanning the thread for your post where you are planning to set up a separate service that caters for the specific and very different needs of male victims of rape...

Why can't a woman decide to set up services that, overwhelmingly and globally, massively affect other women without needing to worry what the men are doing? We already had to do it once...

popcorndiva Wed 03-Apr-19 12:10:20

I would continue to do property development and btl. I would probably hire a PA though to do the admin for it.

I would give up my part time job though. Get my husband to start his own business as that is what he has always wanted to do.
Def go on a couple of luxury holidays a year including Australia where our friends live

BiddyPop Wed 03-Apr-19 12:10:42

Go sailing - around the world, very slowly. Having bought a large enough boat that I could bring craft materials with me and actually make time to do some. Potentially selling them online (by posting when I get to port).

Then go home, get a small holding and work incredibly hard physically by day, enjoy crafting to make some "pin money" by night, and actually enjoying life. Of course, running a smallholding means bringing produce to farmers markets or other outlets to sell, and getting involved with the community there.

I'd probably devote more time to Scouts and developing young people. And to going on long hikes, even during the week when others are at work - oh bliss!

That said, I probably wouldn't actually give up work at all as I quite enjoy it!

Lifeover Wed 03-Apr-19 12:12:42

Move away from urbanisation, where I could see the countryside and coast.

point out that backstabbing is not nice in my leaving speech from work

Do a round the world cruise

run an animal rescue

sponsor mindfulness sessions in local schools

Do IVF

Minecraftfan Wed 03-Apr-19 12:16:44

I would pay for DH and my 3 DS's to be assessed for ASD/ADHD.
I would pay for my DD to have therapy for her mental health issues and her asd.
I would donate some money anonymously to my DC s primary and secondary schools
I would learn falconry
I would take my family on holidays to places we have always wanted to visit.
I would pay for my husband to do any university course he wanted.
I would set up a charity for children with school phobia to offer them and thier families therapy and a support service.

MidsomerBurgers Wed 03-Apr-19 12:16:54

Buy or hire one of those massive motorhomes and travel across America for a few months. Travel to the Far East. Go on a cruise. Help friends, family and work. Have some plastic surgery.

After getting it all out of my system, I would have to either work part time or volunteer or I'd end up wasting a lot of time on doing nothing. Maybe go back to Uni and do something like history or archaeology.

mummyhaschangedhername Wed 03-Apr-19 12:31:12

I would make sure all my friends and family were taken care of to the best of my ability, including supporting my kids school in anyway I could. I would donate to a lot fo starter companies struggling to get off the group and I would donate to a lot of gofundme style causes. Depending on the amount of money I would create a charity to give grants to causes which struggle and support for smaller charities. For example we have a tiny charity locally who really struggle with lack fo resources etc and just a small cash boost and maybe the running and cost of a van would make a massive difference to them and would help so many people in the wider community. I would sponsor a food bank too. Just lots of little things, all anonymously to help as many people as I could. I would put money in envelopes and drop through letter boxes for people who need a boost, perhaps create some jobs to give people a chance and help employment.

Lots of little things that can make a bigger impact. All the things I wish I could afford to support now I guess.

I would put some money away for my children too, so I know they are ok, and make sure they rest is spent doing good, otherwise what's the point? I obviously would enjoy the money too, but I would make sure people around me were looked after.

I would hire a tip top lawyer and campaign against injustices and create a union type organisation which actually worked for the people are were knowledgeable enough to make a difference.

Lifeover Wed 03-Apr-19 12:34:54

oh yes and go back to uni for more degrees, history, politics, psychology to start with - that would keep me going a good few years

magoria Wed 03-Apr-19 12:37:34

I would buy (I know) a fully set up garage. I would then get old cars, morris minors, minis, beetles etc strip them back fully to the frameworks and restore/rebuild them.

HavelockVetinari Wed 03-Apr-19 12:38:15

Carry on working but do 3 days a week. Take a few months off to travel the world en famille. Get a daily personal trainer. Once DC are older, take a career break and move to DH's home country for a year or two.

Lllot5 Wed 03-Apr-19 12:38:42

Set up some sort of charity that teaches kids to read, so many adults are semi literate.

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