9:30pm – Monday, September 13 on Channel Nine
The new series of The Secret Millionaire, narrated by Academy Award winner Russell Crowe, puts six millionaires inside poor communities – in disguise – to donate their own money to deserving Australians who are struggling to survive. A show with a deep-seated social conscience, the second series of The Secret Millionaire features a diverse lineup of wealthy benefactors, male and female, who want to improve the lives of people less well off.
This week the show features Alf and Nadia Taylor who after working at Arnott’s for six years, left to start their own business, tna, which has gone on to revolutionise the packaging world. They started out with humble beginnings but 27 years later, tna is a global leader in the food packaging and processing industry. It spans 24 countries, employs 165 staff, and turnover is forecast to reach $80 million in 2010.
They have travelled extensively throughout the world for work and supported numerous international charities. Now their challenge is to find people who can use their help closer to home. Alf and Nadia will leave behind their palatial home in Sydney and head to Geelong, the second largest city in Victoria.
While finding their way around Geelong, Alf and Nadia come across the Encompass Community Services Organisation and Nadia gets to know Elaine Robb, who has been at its core from the beginning. Alf will get a reality check on what it means to live without a home and see the vital role that charities like The Outpost play in closing the gap for some of the most disadvantaged people in Geelong. And both Alf and Nadia will be deeply affected by the plight of one family who have tried to stay on-track financially and emotionally while their daughter has spent almost 30 years of her life in and out of hospital with a range of degenerative illnesses.