Boiler repair man refuses to charge to repair boiler.

Finally a good news story.

Boiler repair man James Anderson attended an elderly ladies home who is suffering from leukaemia and fixed the problem free of charge.

This is not unusual as his company carries out all repairs either not for profit or completely free.

James is originally from Liverpool, where he was a bin man before he became a plumber in 1998. He has been running Depher – Disabled & Elderly Plumbing and Heating Emergency Repair – as a not-for-profit plumbing company since March 2017.

“There are too many elderly and disabled people suffering in silence,” he explains. “They don’t like asking for help. They don’t want to be a burden.

“We take away the burden, the stigma.”

Speaking to the BBC, James says the company’s work “stops them getting into debt” and helps them regain an independence they fear they may lose “if they think they can’t afford repair costs”

Despite running up debts for such a selfless ethos, James says he will keep doing it until “the day God calls me”.

He now owes “just under £8,000” but the situation is “under control,” because of his arrangements with both his bank and his supplier.

The company also has a crowdfunding page, and performs regular plumbing jobs: “Any money we make goes back into the Depher account”.

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