Couple who offered home as a prize are abused by

A couple who offered lucky punters the chance to win their £3.5million five-bedroom home for just £25 have been abused by who claim the competition is a scam.

Helen and Gary Weller designed and built the property on the bank of the River Thames but now want to move away from the gorgeous house in Caversham, Berkshire. 

They were struggling to find a buyer for Reve House despite months of searching because of the stagnating property market.

Instead of selling it the conventional way, the couple decided to offer it up to the general public in a competition with an entry fee of just £25.

But now they have been bombarded with nasty emails and messages which Helen has described as 'hurtful poison'.

She wrote on social media: 'I have never experienced such hatred from people I don't know or have never met.

Helen and Gary Weller designed and built the property on the bank of the River Thames but now want to move away from the gorgeous house in Caversham, Berkshire

Helen and Gary Weller designed and built the property on the bank of the River Thames but now want to move away from the gorgeous house in Caversham, Berkshire

They were struggling to find a buyer for Reve House despite months of searching because of the stagnating property market

They were struggling to find a buyer for Reve House despite months of searching because of the stagnating property market

Instead of selling it the conventional way, the couple have decided to offer it up to the general public in a competition with an entry fee of just £25

Instead of selling it the conventional way, the couple have decided to offer it up to the general public in a competition with an entry fee of just £25

The elegant family home offers beautiful views across the River Thames and benefits from an 'extremely high specification'

The elegant family home offers beautiful views across the River Thames and benefits from an 'extremely high specification'

She continued: 'My parents taught me if you can't say anything nice then simply don't say anything, why did yours not teach you the same?'

Mrs Weller told Get Reading: 'One thing I would really like to get across is it's not a scam, it's not a con and if it was, you wouldn't be able to pay by credit card.

'We are just giving people the chance to win and live in a really nice house for £25. It's like the lottery but the odds are much better.'

Helen added: 'It's about giving someone who would never be able to afford a home like this a chance to own it.'

'If you can't say anything nice then simply don't say anything' Helen's letter hitting back at in full

Dear online and email , Please explain why you do this?

I have never experienced such hatred from people I don't know or have never met.

Whilst the hurtful poison you pour out doesn't have an effect on me apart from bewilderment, I can see how if i was young, impressionable or an insecure person it would be devastating.

Perhaps you could explain to my 91-year-old mother who thinks a troll is a plastic doll and who is protective of her daughter and son in law, why you should say such things about someone you have never met.

My parents taught me if you can't say anything nice then simply don't say anything, why did yours not teach you the same?

Ask yourself before you do this how would your parents feel reading such stuff about you.

So next time you contemplate doing this from your faceless invisibility put your selves in the receivers shoes and remember that your venomous poison only belittles and diminishes you as a person, whilst it just makes me, your victim, grow stronger.

Perhaps this

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