If you ask me, our tradesmen and women are very under appreciated. They aim to keep the leaks out, the lights on and the heat to keep us warm. Plumbers especially get a bad wrap but they might have one of the most important jobs of all and I don’t think I have to tell you why. Recently a plumber from Burnley, Lancashire named James Anderson did something that deserves to be recognized and appreciated. He was called by a client to fix a boiler. He gave the customer the invoice and that’s where the unexpected happened. If you’ve ever had to call a plumber to fix anything in your house, you understand just how expensive they can be. Sometimes costing you well over $100 per hour. The plumber’s named James Anderson and he is shocked about the attention he is getting but it is well-deserved. . The customer immediately posted the invoice to social media and people were shocked.
A new boiler can cost someone up to $7,500! When Christine Rowlands mother’s boiler started leaking she called plumber James Anderson who came to the rescue.
He installed a new state-of-the-art, efficient boiler system for the 91-year-old grandmother. The grandmother asked Anderson for an invoice and he promised that he would email it to her asap. She was taken back by what she received.
The invoice came back at a whopping $0.00. When James Anderson was installing the new boiler system he learned some news about Rowlands’ mother. He found out that she was suffering from terminal cancer so instead of billing the family, the kind-hearted plumber waived the cost completely.
James Anderson is a plumber at Northern Plumbing & Heating Limited and ate the cost of the new boiler to help ease the burden that the Rowlands family is dealing with.
What’s most unusual is that this is not an isolated act of kindness. It is, in fact, part of a greater initiative Anderson is proud to be a part of.
In 2017, Anderson founded a non-profit called Depher CIC which is an organization with the purpose to offer free plumbing services to people who are often left forgotten – senior citizens and disabled customers.
He takes the time from his business in order to offer these services to those most in need. He doesn’t ask for anything in return and deserves a pat on the back for his heroic efforts. We need more people like him in the world. If you would like to support James Anderson and his quest to help those who need plumbing services, you can visit crowdfunder.
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There is still a lot of good in the world and it deserves to be recognized and appreciated. Small acts of kindness go a long way, especially for those who truly need help but cannot ask for it themselves. We should all be inspired by James Anderson’s actions and try to do a little more to help out our own communities. No matter how small, your actions can change the world of we all started somewhere.