A Burnley charity, which helps the elderly and vulnerable with plumbing and heating repair, has thanked a major supermarket after their generous donation.

Depher CIC has received £1000 in vouchers from German discount supermarket, Aldi.

The supermarket donated the vouchers after hearing that the company founder, James Anderson, was also handing out Aldi vouchers to help families in need over the festive period.

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His company offers free - or heavily subsidised - plumbing and heating services for vulnerable older and disabled people in and around the area, while also supporting low-income households with food donations.

The vouchers from Aldi helped provide families struggling to put food on the table with vital access to groceries during the Christmas period.   

Depher, which was founded by James in 2017, has supported more than 17,000 Burnley households over the years – relying solely on public donations. 

James Anderson, Founder of Depher, has thanked Aldi for their generous donation.

He said:  “Like many others, our community has faced unprecedented challenges during the pandemic, and I would like to thank Aldi for this generous donation.

“Having access to groceries is vital to provide families in need with some much-needed relief at one of the busiest times of the year.” 

Ruth Doyle, Regional Managing Director at Aldi UK, said: “It is more important than ever to help our local communities in any way we can.

“We applaud James’ commendable work and hope this donation helped even more families supported by Depher during the festive period.”  

The charity recently announced plans to raise £100,000 to stop families having to choose between heating their house or eating.

Depher has also attracted the attention of many famous faces, including Hugh Grant who has donated £10,000 to the charity in October and a further £1000 in December.

To find out more about the charity, or to make a donation of your own, visit Depher’s Facebook page.