Plumber took job at c.a.n.c.e.r-sick 91-year-old’s home, and his invoice is now going viral

Plumber took job at c.a.n.c.e.r-sick 91-year-old’s home, and his invoice is now going viral

If you feel like your faith in humanity has been lots, fear not, as 52-year-old plumber James Anderson is here to restore it.

A plumber is melting the world’s hearts after it was revealed he fixes pipes and boilers for vulnerable customers without any charge.

He used to run a business that he shut down in order to create the non-for-profit company Depher.

Although he has been working for free for some time now, it wasn’t until recently that the story of his kindness spread across the country.

Namely, the bill he gave to a 91-year-old lady with acute-leukemia with total of zero dollars to charge was posted online by the woman’s daughter and vent viral.

The father-of-five from Burnley wrote: ‘No charge for this lady under any circumstances. We will be available 24 hours to help her and keep her as comfortable as possible.’

Speaking about the positive public reaction, James said: ‘We didn’t expect it. It’s been everywhere.’

He raises money using crowdfunding and donations and helps people across Lancashire.

James said he was inspired to wind down his private work and begin Depher after seeing an elderly man poorly treated by another engineer.

“It’s an ethos that’s in my heart and it will always stay there.”

Just recently, he decided to ask others to be part of his company so that more vulnerable citizens get the help they desperately need.

He claims the switch to not-for-profit work has seen him fall in to debts of around £8,000, although he insists the shortfall is under control.

‘A lot of people close to me ask: why are you getting yourself in to debt? Why are you doing this?

‘To me, debt is debt… I would rather owe some money to somebody and another person be alive and happy and safe.

‘It’s an ethos that’s in my heart and it will always stay there.’

Having helped locals in Lancashire over the past two winters, James is now hoping to take Depher’s work country-wide.

Since his invoice went viral, many people became familiar with his work and James was able to raise $100,000 in donations. He’s no longer struggling to keep his non-profit afloat.

James really is a very special person. Nowadays, it’s very rare to meet someone who puts the happiness of others above their own, but James is a proof that those people do exist and make this world a much better place.

Source:metro.co.uk

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