What is your name?

Mark

How long have you been associated with Emmaus Cambridge?

13 years

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

The first day I came. I was really nervous but everyone made me feel very welcome

What is your favourite section of the shop/Community?

Main shop area and the counter

What does solidarity mean to you?

To help someone in greater need than yourself

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

Margot Robbie

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

No day is the same which is part of the reason why I love it

What food can you not resist?

Corn beef hash

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

A car

What do you feel most grateful for?

Being able to change my life around and help others do the same

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?

Travel to Africa

What has been your greatest accomplishment so far?

Being clean of drugs for 9 years

What do you value most in a friendship?

Loyalty

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

We have a great understanding, which makes us stronger together

What’s your favourite hobby?

Gaming

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?

I have learnt that celebrities are not the real stars, it’s the ordinary people. Nurses, carers, postmen and binman are the heroes.

Favourite music band?

21 Pilots and Billie Eilish

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

Somewhere hot with a Jacuzzi and a bar

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

Margot Robbie

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

The nurse who literally dragged me to Emmaus Cambridge when I was homeless

Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?

Hopefully doing the same job at Emmaus Cambridge

What is your biggest fear?

Heights

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

Building work

Where is your happy place, and why?

Playing on my PC to switch off from everything going on around me

Describe what Emmaus Cambridge means to you?

Everything. We don’t just recycle second-hand goods, we recycle life

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