Haverhill couple ecstatic after winning £1,000 in Havebury competition
An elderly couple who had been in search of positive news after an unfortunate year, have been handed a welcoming boost after winning £1,000 in a Havebury Housing Partnership competition, aimed at thanking tenants who consistently pay their rent on time.
Mr D Nunn, 81, and Mrs B Nunn, 84 who live in Haverhill, have become the second winners of the incentive prize draw in a matter of months, following the success of World War veteran Henry Williams, of Beetons Way at the end of last year.
Mrs Nunn, who admitted the couple didn’t believe the news at first, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to hear that we have won the £1,000 prize draw with Havebury.” The couple, who have two children, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, added: “After all the bad news we have had, this is just what we needed. We are still finding it hard to believe now, even though we have received the cheque!”
Mr and Mrs Nunn, who were both raised in Haverhill, have been happily married for 58 years and have lived in their cosy home for the past 18 years, claiming that the community spirit in Haverhill has meant that the couple have never had to re-consider switching locations. Mrs Nunn enjoyed a variety of different professions during her working career, including working at a chemist, whilst Mr Nunn was in the construction business his whole life working as a carpenter.
When questioned if the couple had made any early plans with what they wanted to do with the money, Mrs Nunn said: “We haven’t decided what we would like to do with the money as of yet. But we look forward to using the money once we come to an agreement.”
Another prize draw is scheduled to be held in April for Havebury tenants who maintain a clear rent account. They are automatically entered into the competition, with the winner of the draw winning £1,000.
Karen Mayhew, Chief Executive at Havebury Housing Partnership, said: “We would like to congratulate Mr and Mrs Nunn on deservedly winning the second of our three prize draws for tenants who maintain their rent payments on time. It’s important for us to know that tenants understand how much we value their dedication when paying their rent on time. The prize draws are a great way of showing that.”
For more information about Havebury, visit www.havebury.com or call 0300 3300 900.