This winter is predicted to be the coldest in a decade. We know that means elderly people, who often struggle to pay heating bills, are at a much higher risk of being left freezing in their homes. We want to change this. We don’t want any elderly or vulnerable people to be cold this winter.
In 2017, I set up Depher, a community initiative to provide free plumbing to elderly and vulnerable people. So far, we have helped over two thousand families but there are still many more people who need support.
Our team covers Lancashire, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham and Scotland but we want to grow to help elderly people across the country.
Depher’s plumbers give their labour for free and receive £30 through the scheme to cover their expenses. If any additional paid work comes about as a result, 2% of the fee goes to Depher and is reinvested in the business.
We want to raise £30,000 to help keep 1,000 households warm this winter.
“Hot water and heating weren’t working, and I was getting nowhere. My husband is disabled and I have a joint condition, as does our son. As soon as Depher heard our story, and the problems, they immediately agreed to help, even though we live in Falkirk, Central Scotland. Dread to think how long it would have taken us to get this sorted. Thank you doesn’t cover it - you have taken a huge weight off at a very difficult time!”
Rochelle Ireland, Falkirk
Please help us to help keep the elderly warm this winter by donating to our campaign, and share the campaign using the hashtag #warmerhearts.
We would also love to hear from any plumbers up and down the country who would like to join our scheme and volunteer their time. Please do get in touch if you want to get involved!
Thank you for reading, and I hope you can help in any way at all.
All my love and respect,