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COVENTRY MERCIA LIONS WELCOMES YOU

Our Mission: To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Coventry Mercia Lions.

When There's A Need, There's A Lion.

 

ABOUT

Here at Coventry Mercia Lions, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.

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PRESIDENT, LION DAVINDER PRASAD JP

Our Motto - We Serve

"Ever since Coventry Mercia Lions Club was chartered on 25 July, 2013, we have provided a variety of support for our community in UK and overseas and have raised thousands of pounds for local, regional, national and international charities. We are grateful for the support we receive from our dedicated members, sponsors, supporters, companies and residents in our area and from further away" Lion Davinder Prasad JP, President

 

ACTIVITIES

Bringing Change

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VISION

Lions have a long history of serving the blind and visually impaired.

Vision Facts

  • There are around 36 million people who are blind globally.

  • 217 million people with moderate or severe distance vision impairment.

  • 124 million people have uncorrected refractive errors and 65 million have cataract. 

Coventry Mercia Lions each year go to underprivileged areas within India - where cataract effects a high percentage of people with a poor background - and hold eye camps.

Coventry Mercia Lions organise for a fully qualified team to be onsite, and hold all necessary testings; after the results of the tests, patients are either provided with spectacles or any other short term treatments and/or have cataract surgery followed by after-care.

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ENVIRONMENT

Coventry Mercia Lions will continue to support and do as much as possible to protect our environment.

Environment Facts

  • 3% of our planet's water in drinkable, 97% of it is salt water.

  • The water in our lakes, ponds, streams, rivers and other surface water makes up 0.3% of our fresh water resource.

  • Plastic is Forever. It doesn't bio-grade and go back to nature. It photo-degrades into smaller pieces of itself, continuously polluting the environment throughout its life cycle.

  • Trees improve our air quality.

  • Trees give off oxygen that we need to breathe.

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HUNGER

Coventry Mercia Lions are always researching ways in which we can help this cause, most recently, we managed to raise £2,001 and donate to Midland Langar Seva Society - a brilliant charity who feed the less fortunate and vulnerable.


In a world where we produce enough food to feed everyone, 821 million people - 1 in 9 - still go to bed on an empty stomach every night. Even more - 1 in 3 - suffer from some form of malnutrition. 

Hunger Facts

  • Around 11% of the world's population live with hunger.

  • Not enough - or the wrong - food cause suffering and poor health, but also slow progress in many other areas of development like education and employment.


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DIABETES

Lions' aim worldwide is to reduce the increase of diabetes through education and testing. We create as much awareness as possible through screenings, events, awareness days and much more.

Diabetes Facts

  • Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the world.

  • Diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation.

  • In 2016, an estimated 1.6 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes. Another 2.2 millions deaths were attributable to high blood glucose in 2012.

  • A healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintaining a normal body weight and avoiding tobacco use are ways to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

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CHILDHOOD CANCER

Lions Clubs International (MD105) British Isles is working in partnership with Brain Tumour Research to raise £1 million over four years to help fund game-changing research and raise awareness of the impact of brain tumours.

Brain Tumour Research is dedicated to raising funds for continuous and sustainable scientific research into brain tumours. It supports one of the UK’s largest collaborative groups of laboratory-based scientists. 

Brain Tumour Facts

  • Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age.

  • Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer.

  • Historically, just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to brain tumours.

  • In the UK, 16,000 people each year are diagnosed with a brain tumour.

  • Brain tumours kill more children than leukaemia.

  • Brain tumours kill more men under 45 than prostate cancer.

  • Brain tumours kill more women under 35 than breast cancer.

  • Less than 20% of those diagnosed with a brain tumour survive beyond five years compared with an average of 50% across all cancers.

 

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"

William James

 

Events Calendar

  • 100.5km bike ride for Lions Brain Tumour Research
    15 Nov 2020, 09:00
    Location is TBD
    Nick Cooper & Steven Kahlon will be do a 100.5km bike ride to raise funds for Lions Brain Tumour Research, please click on the link to donate! https://www.gofundme.com/f/62mile-bike-ride-children039s-brain-tumour-research?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf%20share-flow-1&f
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CONTACT COVENTRY MERCIA LIONS

5 Albany Road, Earlsdon, Coventry CV5 6JQ

02476 552220

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