Can we call it a trend? Yet another millionaire has decided to ditch it all, selling his house and his businesses in order to move to Uganda and start a children's charity. The millionaire in question is England's Jon Pedley, an ex-convict who owns a telecommunications business. According to a story in the Daily Mail, Pedley's decision came after a near-fatal car crash in 2002 which led to a religious experience and eventually a turn toward charity.
His new charity, Uganda Vision, wants to send troubled British youth to Uganda to help support local children orphaned by AIDS and poverty. In order to fund his vision he is selling Justices Farmhouse, a 16th century former farmhouse in the village of Finchingfield in North West Essex. The home has five bedrooms. It is traditionally constructed with a timber frame with plastered elevations under a peg tiled roof believed to date back to the 16th century. In the back there is a garden with a terrace, lawns and shrubs and a large pond, with decking and a summer house and which probably originally formed part of a moat. It is listed with a guide price of £999,950.
Of his decision, Pedley tells the Daily Mail he's "never been more sure about anything in my life."