WHO WE ARE

We get by with a little help from our friends

Sgt. Pepper's Friends started as a club attracting people from different communities, who for a variety of reasons, felt like they would like to make new friendships.


Over the past few years, Sgt. Pepper’s has been constantly evolving. What started as a good idea and a small club has grown quickly with a number of distinct initiatives, many members, friends and volunteers, as well as support from numerous partnerships and funders.

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*Published in Select magazine (part of the Express & Star group).

Roger Edwards, founder of Sgt. Pepper’s Friends is a qualified counsellor, former Samaritan and has worked for various charities and businesses over the years. It’s through this work that Roger has recognised the importance and benefits of friendships.
Roger has also had a successful career in the entertainment industry, as a writer and producer of some of the highest rated television shows in the UK.

Jan Jennings-Edwards, co-founder, works in public relations and has also had a career in
entertainment, theatre and broadcasting. She met Roger when they were both Butlin’s Redcoats and has never looked back.

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