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.”