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Man donates £30k to charity after finding it hidden in his new apartment

Oslo Credit: PA Wire

A Norwegian real estate broker has been being praised after he found nearly £30,000 hidden underneath the fireplace of his new apartment and donated all of it to charity.

Vemund Thorkildsen said he made the discovery as he showed his newly purchased Oslo apartment to a friend two weeks ago.

While trying to figure out whether the fireplace could be moved to another room, they lifted a stone panel. Beneath it they found an envelope stuffed with Norwegian bank notes.

The 27-year-old said: "At first we started to celebrate like if we had won the lottery but then I thought this is not my money."

So he decided to donate the money to The Norwegian Cancer Society

"It would have been nice to go on a vacation," he said, laughing. "But that money wasn't mine and it felt nice to give it to something good.

"A lot of people say that they would have done the same thing and that's good to hear. That gives you faith in humanity."