Roger has founded and managed two successful charities during a period of four decades. The first charity was "18th Brocade Performing Arts Workshop" in Tottenham. '18th Brocade' a symbolic title meaning the best from all knowledge, races and cultures. The second was the education charity "Real Action" from a West London Council estate 22 years ago. The charity keeps growing. It works in state schools and has three of its own Saturday Schools fostering the Butterfly Literacy programme which on average increases reading ages by over one year in less than 20 hours.
Roger, who (including serving 5 years as a school governor) has over 44 years experience in youth & community work service in Haringey and West London. Taught to read classical music as a child, with a background of playing keyboards in successful British bands, his main pastime now is playing the piano (improvising over popular tunes) as a solo artist and in Jazz bands.