Terry Waite CBE

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Terry Waite became president of Emmaus UK shortly after his release from captivity in Lebanon in 1992. He had spent 1763 days in captivity, the first four years of which were spent in solitary confinement.

Terry’s experience in captivity gave him a great insight into the misery, isolation, fear, boredom and despair that many homeless people go through. His empathy with those who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion makes him a much loved president.

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