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AMFAS Limited

Manchester, Rochdale, Burnley, Wigan, Chorley, Skelmersdale

We’re a friendly, professional gardening, landscaping and handyperson service. We help people stay living independently and comfortably in their own homes.

Whatever you need we’re here to help whether that’s regular garden maintenance or ‘one-off’ jobs like having your gutters cleaned; a leaky tap fixed; overgrown garden cleared; hard surfaces jet-washed; or a new fence, patio or decking.

Whilst we work with everyone, we are particularly pleased to help elderly, disabled and vulnerable customers. We also work with companies, including providing gardening and handyperson services for care homes, assisted living schemes and similar.

Products/Services: Garden tidy/clearance * fences * sheds * gates * walls * drives * paths * flags * patios * block paving * decking * power washing * pruning * lawns * hedges * gutters * brickwork/pointing * air bricks * land drains * plastering * tiling * decorating * cleaning PVC frames/facias * basic plumbing e.g. leaky taps * sealing sinks/baths * grab rails * shelves * basic joinery * key safes

Favourite Charities: WHAG / Buddy Bag Foundation / Coffee4Craig / Mustard Tree

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Greater Manchester

Mobile: 0797 9364 920
Landline: 0843 289 2044

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Meet Donny

Donny
Owner

Donny’s love of the land and practical skills come from growing up on his Grandad’s plantation. After an apprenticeship and working in the Landscaping Division of Manchester City Council, Donny founded the company in 2006. 

During the pandemic Donny received a letter of commendation from the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester for reassuring and practically supporting elderly, disabled and vulnerable people.

Why AMFAS Limited Support Their Community

Donny founded the company in 2016. We caught up with him recently to tell us more about the amazing work AMFAS do including providing gardening and handyperson services for the elderly, disabled, vulnerable, care homes, assisted living schemes and similar.

Could you tell us a bit more about how you came to start AMFAS and what you do as a business?

I spent my early years on a plantation in Jamaica which is where my love of the land and all things practical came from. My grandad taught me from an early age.

After an apprenticeship I worked for other people and in the landscaping division of Manchester City Council for about 20 years before deciding to set up my own business.

I love seeing the joy that people get from their gardens when I’ve finished. Whether it’s seeing the transformation as I tame an overgrown jungle; creating a beautiful new patio or deck; securing the space with fencing, gates or walls; or just sitting on a summer’s evening admiring their lush lawns and neat flowerbeds. I love being outside in all weathers and seeing the seasons change and what that means for outdoor spaces. 

As a business we provide gardening, landscaping and handyperson services to help people stay living independently and comfortably in their homes. Whether people just need a helping hand to do things they can’t any more themselves, or they’re too busy, or gardening and practical things aren’t their forte, we can help. We tackle small and large jobs inside and outside your home, and also offer regular garden maintenance.

What is the best part of your job?

I love seeing the joy that people get from their gardens when I’ve finished. Whether it’s seeing the transformation as I tame an overgrown jungle; creating a beautiful new patio or deck; securing the space with fencing, gates or walls; or just sitting on a summer’s evening admiring their lush lawns and neat flowerbeds. I love being outside in all weathers and seeing the seasons change and what that means for outdoor spaces.

You do a lot of work with elderly, disabled and vulnerable customers, was this always the plan when starting AMFAS? 

I have always enjoyed spending time with our elders. They have lived through so much and have amazing stories to tell. Over a period of time I realised that these customers tended to gravitate towards me and I enjoy helping them. Word spread and we found that we had staff from councils and charities suggesting us.

Often we’re the only people they see that week and many look forward to our visits. We see checking in with them as being part of our job and as well as the gardening or handyperson tasks we’re there for, we’re always happy to do the little things that they can’t, like changing a lightbulb, reaching something from a high shelf or putting out a wheelie bin. Often it’s their adult children who arrange for our support, especially if they’re not close enough to visit regularly. They like the reassurance of knowing that mum or dad has somebody trustworthy they can call whenever they need something doing.

Sometimes they just need a bit of regular help like maintaining the garden so that they can enjoy being outside and pottering. Other times they might need some help to make the outdoors safer for them whether regular power-washing to avoid slippery surfaces, or sorting out an uneven patio or path. They might need a key safe or grab rails fitting or the gutters cleaning. Similarly they can need a bit of help inside whether that’s fixing a leaky tap, putting up a new curtain rail, or fitting a loud doorbell.

We are asked to help with community projects too. For example, we have transformed communal garden areas on estates which residents then maintain; and we have created accessible gardens for disabled children and adults enabling them to safely enjoy their outdoor spaces too.

I am particularly proud that our work during the pandemic was recognised by the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester thanking me on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen for reassuring and practically supporting elderly, disabled and vulnerable people helping them to cope which he says made a tremendous difference to the recovery in Greater Manchester.

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