James Anderson may be a name you recognise, as he was recently helped by the newspaper, ‘The Sun’. The Sun were more than happy to reward James, for being nothing more than a humble hero and a hard-working plumber in his community.
Why are such titles being aimed his way? Well, the father of six has been helping those in need, more specifically those who can’t afford to pay for their boiler repairs. In just over a year, James had provided free heating and hot water to 97 vulnerable people in his home county Lancashire. His commendable charity is always offered to customers who are elderly or in poor health.
When he wasn’t working 13-hour day shifts and most weekends, James would spend the rest of his free time taking care of his disabled wife Barbara and their children, who range from the ages of 10 to 23.
And when he was done with all of those responsibilities, James took it upon himself to set up a social enterprise known as ‘Depher’. Depher stands for ‘Disabled and Elderly Plumbing and Heating Emergency Repair’, a service he felt compelled to set up. His enthusiasm and drive to set up this movement occurred when a call out to an elderly man left him angry, because his client had been ripped off by a company prior to him. The job for this elderly man was quoted at £5,000 when it was in fact less than £100.
So, for all of his good deeds and very big heart, The Sun treated James to his life’s dream of driving a 3.0 Ford Capri Mk280, which he’d dreamt of driving since he was a kid.
We feel it more than necessary to share wonderful stories like this one, and we are over the moon that somebody like James is getting recognition for all his selfless good deeds!