An incredibly kind plumber from Burnley, Lancashire, has been providing his services for the elderly and disabled for free so they are okay and don’t suffer if their heating and plumbing needs looking after.
James Anderson runs a company called Depher C.I.C (Disabled and Elderly Plumbing and Heating Emergency Response). It was recently revealed that James sent a receipt to a woman for the grand sum of 0.
The lady he kindly helped is a 91-year-old woman with leukaemia. It didn’t stop here either, he offered to take care of her heating and pluming needs for the rest of her life.
This is the invoice from plumber, James Anderson in Burnley after fixing a lady’s boiler – gives me a little hope for humanity after all pic.twitter.com/zddMJO2f4a
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James Anderson is a father to five children and a grandfather to three. It’s no surprise that this plumber is a hero and his family must be so proud of him.
The invoice he gave to the woman, read:
“Callout to Boiler high pressure and 2 leaks… lady is 91 years of age acute leukaemia end of life care.
It then explained:
“No charge for this lady under any circumstances. We will be available 24 hour to help her and keep her as comfortable as possible.
Since he did this incredible gesture, the photo of the receipt has gone viral.
Mr Anderson revealed he found out about the lady’s situation by the woman’s daughter and decided that he needed to help.
“I went round on Sunday September 8th and it was clear that the expansion vessel in the boiler had gone.
“But for the next few days, I popped into her house every morning and sometimes in the afternoon and evening to check on the boiler so that her house would be kept warm.”
He never even mentioned to the daughter that he wouldn’t be charging.
“I just went on to my next job.
“At first, the lady – Christine – didn’t understand what I meant when I’d said it was free. She was absolutely over the moon and amazed.
“I told her not to worry about her Mum and that we’d look after her for any work that needed doing.”
“It was just phenomenal, it skyrocketed.
“When I first visited the lady, she was just lying on a bed chair in her living room and she didn’t look too well. I had to help and I can’t not do it for free.”
Depher C.I.C (that’s Community Interest Company) is very much like a charity and provides discounted usually free plumbing work to the elderly and disabled and it’s been running since 2017.
“We do the work for free when funding is available.
“If funding isn’t available, I try to do it for a discount of around 25% to 50%.
“When I was visiting the lady, it was just like going back to my Nana when she was alive.”
On being asked why he does this, he said ‘too much hate in the world’.
“It’s not difficult to be nice, is it? At the end of the day, we’re all part of the same family living on a rock in space. If we don’t look after each other, it’s a very sad place that we live.”