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Nightclub is donated to charity

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Haydn Pope leaves will instructing all future profits from nightclub go to Scots-based Malawian charity

All future profits from a popular Glasgow nightclub will be donated to charity following the death of its owner.

AXM in Glasgow’s Glassford Street is a popular haunt among the city’s LGBT community of which owner Haydn Pope was a popular figure.

Pope, who died of cancer last month aged 48, also owned AXM in Manchester and was well known for his charity work.

Profits from AXM Glasgow will go to a charity close to Pope’s heart - Scottish based charity Moni Malawi.

The 48-year-old had already donated more than £30,000 to the charity, which in the past seven years has helped support 1,000 school pupils in the country.

Moni has been running for seven years and has already built a school in one village, supporting one thousand pupils.

In the seven years I have known Haydn he was always incredibly generous

The term Moni means hello in the Malawi’s national language, Chichewa.

Friends say he wanted to leave a legacy for the charity after visiting their projects in the country and learning that one in five children die there before they reach the age of five.

100% of the profits will now go to Moni Malawi.

The chairman of Moni Malawi said: “What an amazing gesture from such a wonderfully kind guy. Seriously there can only be a handful of people who would make such a gesture.

“This was not a knee jerk decision but something he decided a few years back. He knew this money could make a real difference in Malawi. He had seen the work that Moni Malawi do and he always wanted to help.

He added: “In the seven years I have known Haydn he was always incredibly generous.”

The transgender charity Sparkle left a tribute to Pope on their Facebook page describing a man who was “instrumental” in helping the charity’s success and praised his "empowering nature."

 

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