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Don't get a mortgage.

Don't save up.

Just ask people to give you the money:

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/cardiffonline/cardiff-news/2011/06/13/ex-reality-tv-star-asks-for-a-million-in-bid-to-buy-home-91466-28865436/

OME people save for years to buy a house, while others inherit the money or take out huge loans.

But a bold former reality television personality has come up with a novel way of finding enough cash to fund a deposit on a home – by asking for it.

Bank worker Ryan Lewis, 25, decided the simplest way to get his foot on the Cardiff property ladder was to set up website givemeamillion.co.uk and ask people to gift him some cash.

The former professional wrestler, who appeared on E4 reality show Shipwrecked in 2006, wants to buy a house for himself and girlfriend Rachel Hutton, also 25.

The keen musician said he wanted to have enough money to put a recording studio in the property and work on his creative passions, as well as take driving lessons and buy a car.

“It’s also a bit of a social experiment to see how many kind-hearted people are out there,” he said.

Ryan, whose wrestling career with Celtic Wrestling was cut short by injury, is currently living in a rented flat in Cathays and earning £14,500 a year as a customer service associate at ING Direct in the city centre. He said even though the site is called Give Me A Million, his main target was to raise enough for a deposit on a house somewhere in the capital.

He told the Echo: “A dream, and I’m talking a pure dream here, would be opposite Roath Park but, realistically speaking, anywhere would be absolutely fine.”

And even though his page asks mega-rich Bill Gates and Donald Trump for the dosh, Ryan said he would be grateful for contributions both big and small.

He added: “If anybody out there is gracious enough to donate then they are welcome to the house party.”

Father-of-one Ryan said both he and his partner were working to try and save up the money themselves, with Rachel holding down two jobs to raise the cash for a deposit on a property.

“We are both saving money and setting money aside. It’s not that we’re asking for it and doing nothing for it, that’s not the way it is,” he said. “If you don’t ask, you don’t get it.”

And he said his friends had been supportive of his site – though it got off to a slow start, so far taking just £1.

“I think every person who saw it on Facebook thinks I’m absolutely crazy but they’ve all said they wish they had the guts to do it.”

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Don't get a mortgage.

Don't save up.

Just ask people to give you the money:.....

.....“We are both saving money and setting money aside. It’s not that we’re asking for it and doing nothing for it, that’s not the way it is,” he said. “If you don’t ask, you don’t get it.”

And he said his friends had been supportive of his site – though it got off to a slow start, so far taking just £1.

“I think every person who saw it on Facebook thinks I’m absolutely crazy but they’ve all said they wish they had the guts to do it.”

Hmmmm....It may take him a while.

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the back of private eye has been full of similar requests for years.

Always assumed it to be people on the game, or perhaps on the great game...

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