Richard and Manu - From the Street to the Kitchen

Duration: 03:49 minutes

Manu has been homeless for five years. Working under Chef Richard in the kitchen at The Connection at St Martin in the Fields has given him a renewed sense of purpose.

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Published on:
Sun 1 Dec 2013

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BBC Radio 4

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