What is your name?

Matt Delarue

How long have you been associated with Emmaus Cambridge?

On and off for 7 years

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

Seeing the accommodation being built

What is your favourite section of the shop/Community?

The Garden

What does solidarity mean to you?

Helping others in greater need

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

Jennifer Lopez

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

At the moment, gardening and house cleaning

What food can you not resist?

Corned beef hash

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

A fat magnet

What do you feel most grateful for?

A second chance

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?

Always wanted to drive across Australia and I did it

What has been your greatest accomplishment so far?

Being a community leader at Emmaus Brighton

What do you value most in a friendship?

Sharing

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

Good

What’s your favourite hobby?

Reading

What’s your favourite animal?

Pigs

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

I’m happy with my own company

Favourite music band?

Red Hot Chilli Peppers

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

In a garden anywhere

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

Rita Ora

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

Abbe Pierre

Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?

Here, I hope

What is your biggest fear?

Dying

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

Language learning, I’m hopeless at it

Where is your happy place, and why?

In the garden, quiet!

Describe what Emmaus Cambridge means to you?

A safe haven, comfort and comradeship

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