James Anderson, 52 a plumber who offers his services to disabled and elderly members of the public. See NATIONAL story NNplumber. A kind-hearted plumber has fixed boilers and heaters for thousands of vulnerable elderly and disabled people. James Anderson, 52, recently helped a 91-year-old woman with acute leukaemia not-for-profit company, Depher. A bill online posted by Christine Rowlands went viral after James helped out her mother. Since 2017, Depher in Burnley has helped over 2,500 elderly people and those with debilitating illnesses. James assesses who he helps carefully, using a criteria that determines their needs, difficulties and costs.