What is your name?

John Cook

How long have you been associated with Emmaus Cambridge?

Since December 2017

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

Debbie and C.A.P getting me out of debt

What is your favourite section of the shop/Community?

The Garden

What does solidarity mean to you?

The opposite of selfishness

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

Jenny Agutter

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

Every day is different that’s what I love about Emmaus

What food can you not resist?

Smoked Salmon

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

False Teeth, I also found £1000 once in donated clothing

What do you feel most grateful for?

My home my family and my friends

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?

Going up in a hot air balloon, it was amazing

What has been your greatest accomplishment so far?

Having the opportunity to help other people

What do you value most in a friendship?

Another person.

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

 I am part of a community that runs on love

What’s your favourite hobby?

Gardening

What’s your favourite animal?

Cats

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

The importance of other people

Favourite music band?

All man Brothers

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

Where I am at the moment, Emmaus Cambridge

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

Jenny Agutter

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

My Mother

Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?

At Emmaus Cambridge

What is your biggest fear?

Dying

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

Carpentry

Where is your happy place, and why?

Here at Emmaus as I’m happy and content, especially working in the garden.

Describe what Emmaus Cambridge means to you?

Emmaus Cambridge is my home and second family. I have made so many good friends who support each other in so many different ways.

I am fully content here I have everything I need and much more.

I can use the skills I have and able to learn new ones as well.

When I need help it’s there for me as well as being able to help and support others.

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