Malcolm will vouch for sheltered housing

PRIZE TENANT ... McIntyre Hall resident Malcolm Jennings, left, receives his prize from Coun Allan West, with housing plus officer Yasmin Khan and tenant Audrey Coutts.
PRIZE TENANT ... McIntyre Hall resident Malcolm Jennings, left, receives his prize from Coun Allan West, with housing plus officer Yasmin Khan and tenant Audrey Coutts.

HOME comforts have helped a Hebburn resident splash the cash ahead of the birth of his granddaughter.

Malcolm Jennings, who has lived at the McIntyre Hall sheltered housing scheme for over two years, won a £50 prize after giving his views for South Tyneside Homes’ annual report.

The 54-year-old was full of praise for the report, and he is thankful for the support of staff at McIntyre Hall, who help him cope with demanding health issues on a daily basis.

Mr Jennings was entered into a prize draw for completing the survey on the report and received £50 worth of Asda vouchers after his name was picked out of a hat.

The money has already been wisely spent by his son and partner, who are expecting their fourth child – their first daughter – in the next month.

Mr Jennings said: “The money has already been spent. I gave it to my son and has gone on necessities for my grand-daughter, who is due in the next month.

“I have severe emphysema and mobility issues.

“All of the wardens here are a great help. They deserve to be praised for everything they do.”

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