OUR MISSION TO SERVE OUR MISSION TO WORK TOGETHER OUR MISSION TO FUND GREAT CAUSES OUR MISSION TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE

OUR

STORY

Lions Club of Coventry Godiva is part of the International Association of Lions Clubs which is the largest service organisation in the world with a membership of 1.4 million spread serving over 200 countries and geographic areas.
Our club was formed in May 1994 by a group of 20 members with the foremost objective of getting together and raising funds for local and international causes.
We are a registered Charity and all the Godiva Lions members give their time on a voluntary basis.

Over the years, the club has gone from strength to strength, and is one of the most active and successful in the Lions District 105M.
Since the formation of our club, we’ve made and continue to make donations to various causes, assisting with the needs of children, the sick, the elderly, and the homeless. We’ve been involved with various health initiatives, provided relief aid from major disasters around the world, and more recently helped our local communities in various ways during the Covid-19 pandemic.

OUR MAIN

MISSIONS

DONATIONS

EYE CAMPS

HEALTH

HOUSING

EDUCATION

SERVICE

OUR

ACHIEVEMENTS

EYE CAMPS

Providing diagnosis for around 800 patients and arranging to carry out eye surgeries for around 100 patients in villages in India and Kenya.

SCHOOLS

Funds for building and running a school in Nurpur, Punjab, India to provide Nursery and Primary education for around 110 children in the surrounding villages.

CHARITIES

Lord Mayor’s charities, Lady Godiva’s Charity, Coundon Care Centre, Sherbourne Fields School, Frank Walsh House Day Care, Foleshill Family Centre, Christmas Soup Kitchen, Coroners Cardiac, Diabetes UK

Air Ambulance, Child Safety Education Foundation, Niger Drought Appeal, Acorn Childrens’ Hospice National Children’s Trust, Walsgrave Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit, Cancer Bacup, Coventry Myton Hospice

ORPHANAGE

Funds for building and maintaining an orphanage in Bhuj, Gujarat, India, following the Earthquake in January 2001.

HOUSES

House building projects to assist the victims of the Tsunami Disaster, the Central European Floods Disaster, the Bangladesh Cyclone and the Pakistan Earthquake

CHARITIES

Foster Care Association, Sahil Project, UK Flood Appeal, Fishermen’s Trust, Marie Curie Trust, Warwickshire Fireman, Hearing Dogs for the Blind, Baby Lifeline, Hereward College, Sewa Shakti Group, Kenya Support Trust

LCIF Campaign II, SPA UK Mobile Eye Hospital, Medic Alert, Mombasa Appeal, Action for Children, Cancer Research UK, University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire, JDRF.

OUR

LION PRESIDENT

Anita Kohli

I have been a member of Coventry Godiva Lions for the past 3 years. Since being recommended for the position of Lion President for 2019/20, and continuing into 2020/21, my confidence has grown immensely, and I have had the fantastic backing and support from all the members of the club for which I am extremely grateful.
One of my achievements prior to becoming President was volunteering to help organize and host a charitable Dinner and Dance. This was to raise funds for Cancer and Diabetes patients, and I’m pleased to say that collectively with the help of the club we managed to raise £4000, of which we donated £2000 to Macmillan Cancer Support and £2000 to Diabetes UK.
My chosen charity this year is Children with Cancer UK. My aims as Lion President are to provide all my efforts to help as many charities as I can, to help organize fantastic events such as the Festival of Culture, and to grow and develop in my role as both President and as an Individual.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we having been raising funds to distribute food to local food banks and charitable organisations such as Midland Langar Seva, Cheylesmore Food Hub and St Laurence Food Hub. You can help us by donating on Facebook, Paypal or JustGiving.

Coventry Godiva Lions is a fantastic club, with 40 wonderful and hard-working members, who I consider to be extended family, and it’s exciting to know our family is still growing. I would just like to add that it is important to remember that all members are volunteers. Lion members are extremely hard working and dedicated people, motivated in making a positive change.

I am grateful for this position as Lion President and will continue to work hard. Thank you to all my family and extended family for your support.

Here’s to a successful campaign in making a positive and lasting impact to the lives of those we are helping.

OUR

MEMBERS

JAY DATTANI

Secretary

MEJAR GILL

Welfare

USHA JETTY

Community Service

MANISH MISTRY

Leos

SHASHI PRASAD

Message In A Bottle

DAVINDER MANKOO

Member

INDU AGGARWAL

Member

JUGGY RIHAL

Member

KISHOR JOBANPUTRA

Member

NIM BHUEE

Member

PANKAJ DATTANI

Member

RUBY GHATAURHAE

Member

TOM KALYAN

Member

DAVINDER GAHIR

Treasurer

GIRISH PAREKH

Fundraising/Social

DILIP PATTANI

International

INDERJIT GIRN

Golf

HARBINDER KUNDI

Tamer

DAVINDER MATHARU

Member

IQBAL RIHAL

Member

KIRAN BRAR

Member

KULWINDER GILL

Member

NITA SHAH

Member

RANI SAUND

Member

SARJEET SINGH

Member

TOM PHULL

Member

PRANOTI JADHAV

Vice President / PR

HARVI SAGOO

Membership

BILLY GHATORA

Health & Safety

BOB SHARDA

Tail Twisting

AMAN MANKOO

Runner

DILIP CHOHAN

Member

JAZ GHATAURHAE

Member

KIRAN SOKHI

Member

MANOJ PATNAIK

Member

NITIN KORIA

Member

ROMESH OBEROI

Member

SHARON WALIA

Member