What is your name?

Jonathan Plumb

How long have you been associated with Emmaus Cambridge?

5 and a half years

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

I have a memory of being secure and safe

What is your favourite section of the shop/Community?

Everywhere, I like it all

What does solidarity mean to you?

It’s a good thing to help others and give something back

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

Cheryl Cole

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

General maintenance of buildings and grounds

What food can you not resist?


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

A set of toys for the bedroom

What do you feel most grateful for?

Being alive

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?

I sang on stage with my favourite band and it was amazing

What has been your greatest accomplishment so far?

Beating Cancer

What do you value most in a friendship?


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

Great, we are all one big family

What’s your favourite hobby?

Being creative

What’s your favourite animal?


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

I need more help from others than I expected

Favourite music band?

The exploited

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

My mothers home

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

My mother

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

Family and close friends

Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?


What is your biggest fear?


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

Be more confident

Where is your happy place, and why?

Linton woods. It’s a place where I grew up and played and went for peace and quiet. I still go there to walk the dog and escape

Describe what Emmaus Cambridge means to you?

It gives me purpose, happiness, friendship and makes me feel safe. It’s my home

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