Founder and Trustee
Des is one of the key personnel working with the national Green Roadshow and has over 25 years experience creating shows and environmental educational exhibitions for local authorities for Save the World Club. He is the founder of the Glastonbury Festival’s Green Police Team. He has worked for the Environment Agency, GLA, Sutton Council, Bristol Environment Centre and countless schools and festivals around the UK.
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Secretary and Trustee
Dr Tariq Shabbeer has two degrees in Oceanography and a PhD in Acid Rain and Climate Change. He is also Secretary of the New Malden Residents Association and has been a Director of the Kingston Environment Centre and Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness. He was employed as the Fundraising Manager for CAAT. Married with two grown up sons, he is a guitarist, singer, song-writer, poet, accredited chef and green activist. Tariq says “Join us and help us Save the World, from the bottom up. You will meet some great people and have a lot of fun!”
Trustee and Treasurer
Roland's experience ranges from building adventure playgrounds, through running youth projects, to strategising community garden projects. He likes things to look good, be safe and maximise space. He has recently been making presentations as a Humanistic Psychologist, for community and sustainable work groups.
Dan has spent 30 years as a concert lighting engineer, venue technician, handyman and garden shed inventor, and whilst the entertainment industry is shut down has turned his hand to repairing items at The Circulatory, and volunteering time to help keep the building open mid-week.
His specialities are electrical items, gadgets and tools, and is never happier than when he has a creative project in which to throw lots of energy!
John began his involvement with Save the World Club after meeting Tariq at the gym, where he remains a frequent goer. He grew up in London and attended Kingston University. He worked as a band manager in Hollywood and in London where he worked as a talent acquisition manager in music publishing for The Beatles original Apple record label and later in A&R for A&M Records. Now, John focuses his time and energy on expanding Save the World Club, particularly bringing in new and innovative projects for Save the World Club.
Hugh is in charge of social media, its content and posts. He graduated from Kingston University in 2018 with a Degree in Biochemistry, he is currently using the time while COVID is a forefront issue to help STWC grow, reach their target audience more effectively, diversify his skill set and improve relevance during a current and future Covid society. He is also volunteering with Healthwatch Kingston and has previously volunteered as a co-ordinator with FastMinds to help run Neurodiversity festivals. Prior to this he was helping to run an after-school computer club for primary school children.
Helen is Save the World Club's newest key member. She is a recent MSc graduate in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies from LSE. Parallel to her undergrad studies, Helen worked as a social worker assisting low-income families apply for government assistance and worked closely with the Department of Human Services to ensure a timely and appropriate allocation of funds for beneficiaries. In addition to being a social worker, she has experience in research and consultancy. She currently works as a key advisor for Save the World Club.
Anthony is a qualified accountant and auditor with 20 years experience having worked for a variety of companies including Fallows & Co. Key skills include conducting audits, payroll, PAYE, preparation of VAT returns, tax calculations, report writing and client liaison. Anthony has been responsible for the audit of some of the largest charities in the UK including Central Trust with 50,000 employees. He is the full time accountant for Save the World Club and has experience of preparing accounts for external audit purposes.
Kim is the lead mosaic artist with Save the World Club and manages the adult education classes. She has a BSc honours in personnel management and is an active training instructor part time with Surrey County Council. She studied stained glass for two years at Kingston Adult Education. She has applied her stained glass and artistic skills to full effect and has worked with Save the World Club since 2006.
Kim teaches and manages all the volunteers working on community projects. Together they have worked on a variety of community mosaics, several schools projects and the award-winning Kingston Station project.