Mid-pointMy mood has changed today and I’ve found myself looking at things from quite a different perspective. I’m even getting used to my living conditions and what I’m eating. I’ve met three charities now and helped out a bit at each of them. I’m starting to like being a handyman and the people I’m meeting are brilliant – you couldn’t find nicer, more helpful folks. Can’t wait to get back to one place in particular – the Walton Lea Project, where I really felt I had become one of the lads. I’m happy they have accepted me as a mate. It feels good. It’s made me realise how selfish and inconsiderate I have been. I don’t value the lifestyle I have, I just take it for granted. When I get home, things are going to change! Now I realise I can’t walk away from the people I’m meeting – it wouldn’t be right. There is no way I’m doing that. I am sick of wearing these old clothes though. It isn’t me, and I can’t stand this beard they’re making me keep. Went to bed wondering how I’m going to decide how much money to give to each charity. They are all just as good and deserving as each other and I really don’t know what to do. Decision timeGot up early today, as I couldn’t wait to see all three charities and reveal my secret. I can’t believe it is my last day here! No-one believed me when I told them who I really was, gave them the cheques and offered the support of some of my team at Pimlico Plumbers to do work for them. I had to really convince them. It took me ages. When they did realise, you could see on their faces that it was like all their Christmases had come at once. There were a lot of tears all round and I’m not ashamed to admit what an emotional time it was for me, too. I feel like I have made friends for life and the people I have met are just the best in the world. I feel sad that it is my last day and that my journey has come to an end. I’m going back to my normal and comfortable world now – which is definitely not the real world. I can’t wait to see Lynda and the kids now. I haven’t been able to speak to them in eight days, which feels like a lifetime. Thinking about it now, I think I got just as much out of it as the charities did, if not more. Charlie Mullins visited the Walton Lea Project, a charity that provides supported employment and training for adults with learning disabilities, The HoneyRose Foundation in St Helens, which provides special days for those with terminal illnesses and The John Holt Cancer Support Foundation, which aims to improve the quality of life and to give a sense of purpose to people affected by cancer. His journey will be shown on Channel 4 today at 9pm. Related articles:Diary of a Secret MillionaireDiary of a Secret Millionaire Part II
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