Thursday, May 14, 2009
Millionaire gives his estate to charity
A Northumberland millionaire is selling his £16m country estate and giving every penny of the proceeds to charity. Brian Burnie is open to offers for the Doxford Hall Hotel and its 10 acre estate near Alnwick. He hopes to use the profits from the sale to establish and pay for a Macmillan cancer nurse for north Northumberland. The 64-year-old also hopes to pay for a set of custom-made vehicles to take cancer patients to and from hospitals. Mr. Burnie said that "We live in a me, me, me society and it has always been important to me to think of others.