What is your name?

Ian

How long have you been associated with Emmaus Cambridge?

23 years

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

Many ups and downs, more ups than downs

What is your favourite section of the shop/Community?

My own space, my flat

What does solidarity mean to you?

Doing unto others in the hope that they will do likewise

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

Prince Phillip

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

Work, rest and play

What food can you not resist?

Tripe and Onion or Rabbit Stew (both as a child)

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

A record of early Syrhasizer music (1961) valued at £497.

What do you feel most grateful for?

Community Spirit

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?

Spend a full week on Iona, or even retire there

What has been your greatest accomplishment so far?

Staying alive

What do you value most in a friendship?

Companionship

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

Content

What’s your favourite hobby?

Reading and Music

What’s your favourite animal?

I like all Animals

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

Staying relatively calm in adversity

Favourite music band?

Teesside Fettlers

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

Rona, on a lighthouse

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

Noone in particular

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

George Macleod

Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?

Either here or Iona

What is your biggest fear?

Not being fit for work

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

Communicator

Where is your happy place, and why?

My flat and garden

Describe what Emmaus Cambridge means to you?

A place to work, safety and hopefully a future

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