What is your name?

Debbie

How long have you been associated with Emmaus Cambridge?

14 years

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

Parking in the top field, bees swarmed around my car, ran away and got attacked by Chaos, the cockerel (Companion Steve’s pet).  Arrived at the office, hair a complete mess and bleeding ankle from the bites from Chaos!  All before a day’s work!

What is your favourite section of the shop/Community?

The café, it’s amazing!

What does solidarity mean to you?

Helping those less fortunate than ourselves.

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

Rob Brydon (he is hilarious)

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

No day is ever typical!

What food can you not resist?

Chinese

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

Unboxed (previously loved) sexual toy

What do you feel most grateful for?

My family and health

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?

Snorkel in the ocean (huge fear of sharks).  Felt scared but adrenaline rush to face fears

What has been your greatest accomplishment so far?

My feral children growing into amazing adults!

What do you value most in a friendship?

Loyalty and fun

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

We are like a family, we may not always agree but always there for each other

What’s your favourite hobby?

Walking the dogs and watching them play wildly with sticks

What’s your favourite animal?

Dog

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

To make the most my free time and not be consumed with work and housework!

Favourite music band?

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

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

Home

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

My husband, Lee

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

My Mum

Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?

Hopefully, Emmaus.

What is your biggest fear?

Shark attack!

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

Singing

Where is your happy place, and why?

Sat at home, cuddling my bulldogs.

Describe what Emmaus Cambridge means to you?

A great place that offers stability and friendship.  Being surrounded by people that are constantly striving to improve their lives and the lives of others.

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