Lions Club of Coventry Godiva is part of the International Association of Lions Clubs and is the largest service organisation in the world with a membership of over 1.3 million spread over 200 countries.
Our club was formed in May 1994 by a group of 20 members from Business and Professional backgrounds with the single objective of getting together and raising funds for the needy in our communities both at local and international levels. We are a registered Charity and all the Godiva Lions members give their time on voluntary basis.
Being part of the world Lions family, and a network of clubs throughout the globe, Lions are always first to help the many destitute and the needy people when natural disasters or calamities fall upon them.
In the past 22 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 have been able to make many donations towards appeals for assistance that we receive regularly from all sections of the Community, both in the UK and abroad, whether it is to assist the needs of children, the sick, the elderly, the homeless or aiding those who have suffered from major disasters that happen around the world.
I have been a member of Coventry Godiva Lions for the past 3 years. Since being recommended for the position of Lion President for 2019-2020, my confidence has grown immensely, and I have had fantastic backing and support from all 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. I am also looking forward to going to India in 2020 to assist at an eye camp that provides free cataract surgery to those that are unable to get it locally.
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.