What is your name?

Dave Westhead

How long have you been associated with Emmaus Cambridge?

11.5 months

Share a memory you have of your time at Emmaus Cambridge.

The winter fair on Mill Road

What is your favourite section of the shop/Community?

I love the Ely market, also sorting out the books

What does solidarity mean to you?

Giving, sharing. Making other people happy

Name one celebrity you would like to sit down and have dinner with?

Pauline Black

What does a typical day at Emmaus Cambridge involve for you?

An honest day’s work in a pleasant place

What food can you not resist?

Cauliflower cheese

What is the strangest item in the shop that you have come across?

False Teeth

What do you feel most grateful for?

The opportunity to help

What’s the one thing you’ve always wanted to do in your life, if you’ve done it how did it make you feel and if not then why not?

Walking up Table Mountain, it felt exhilarating

What has been your greatest accomplishment so far?

Solidarity camp in Bosnia

What do you value most in a friendship?


How do you feel about your friendship with fellow staff/ trustees at Emmaus Cambridge?

I feel very comfortable, happy and relaxed with the staff

What’s your favourite hobby?

Playing Chess

What’s your favourite animal?

Panda Bears

After lockdown what do you hope to have learnt about yourself that maybe you were not aware of before?


Favourite music band?

Any Ska Music

If you could choose the one place to isolate, where would it be?

Blue Lagoon Comino

If you could choose the one person to isolate with, who would it be?

Stephen Fry

Who has been the biggest influence in your life so far?

My Mother

Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?

Somewhere abroad

What is your biggest fear?

I don’t have any fears

If you could be good at something that you are not, what would it be?


Where is your happy place, and why?

The Netherlands, it’s such a chilled place, laid back and a happy atmosphere

Describe what Emmaus Cambridge means to you?

It means Security and friendship

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