A St Helens man has received a Rolex watch from the Department of Work and Pensions in recognition for his loyalty and length of service as a claimant. Gary (Gazzer) Jenkins has been receiving a variety of benefits since leaving school 30 years ago. SHCN caught up with Gary at his home in Gillars Green, he told us “I’m proper made up me, It’s not been easy you know, I tried working once but I just didn’t like it. I’m not good at getting up and that, at least this way i’ve had chance to stay at ‘ome wi’ kids and stuff, I’ve taught the eldest lad to always use a walking stick in public, he’s great at it now”
A spokesperson for the DWP told us “Mr Jenkins has been receiving benefits from us for longer than we can remember, he’s from a long line of spongers, he’s dedicated his life to understanding the benefits system and we’ve often had a good laugh together when he’s pointed out that we’ve missed an entitlement and have had to back date it. We look forward to him coming in, he has some wonderful stories about some of the benefit entitlements that he’s claimed. One year we even paid for the whole family to go to Florida, They deserved it though, He’s really grateful for all our help. I remember when I helped him to get his mobility BMW, he came in with 200 foreign cigs as a gift for me. He’s lovely, most definitely our favourite idle twat.”
Mr Jenkins plans to sell his new watch on on Ebay, he told us, “It’s a lovely gift but I don’t need a second Rolex, I’m going to sell it and use the money to turn the wet room that the council built for us into a home cinema, I get so bored during the day when all me mates are at work like.