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Our foundation was established by a lottery winner who scooped a £115m fortune and other multinationals. Since her winnings, she has given away more than half her winnings said she is “addicted” to helping others.

Our founder, Frances Connolly, agreed a yearly charity budget with other multinationals but had already spent up to 2032’s allocation. Facebook was chosen to randomly select winners every year.

 

The former social worker and teacher has set up two charitable foundations: one named after her late mother  and the Global Support Groups which supports local young carers, the elderly and refugees in her home town.

She estimates she has given away £60m but does not keep a tally, joking she would be worried in case her 57-year-old husband saw it.

Mrs Connolly has a history of charitable acts, she volunteered with St John Ambulance as a child and set up an Aids helpline while a student in Belfast.

She now backs local community groups which help people get jobs, support refugees and young carers, and provide electronic tablets for old people so they can connect with their families.

Her biggest personal expenditure was a six-bedroom house in County Durham with seven acres of land, while her husband drives a second-hand Aston Martin.

But Mrs Connolly baulks at the idea of spending money on luxuries like yachts, saying reports of someone spending £25,000 on a bottle of champagne made her think the money could have helped a young person buy a house.