Who are we,
William, or Bill as most people know him, is married to Trish and lives in Coventry. Bill and Trish, and their children made their first home together in Hillfields and after 35 successful years in business, it feels right to be working back in Hillfields. Bill is a director of the very successful Hope Centre in Hillfields, owner of Hope Children’s Nursery and trustee of Mosaic Church. In fact it was Bill who had the vision for and established Hope Centre way back in 2004. Bill believes Love Coventry will become an example to the rest of the nation of how a city can pull together to help each other.
Mehdi is married to Jasman they live in Coventry with their son Mehdi started volunteering with Love Coventry and now runs the entire operation Jasman his wife comes in and helps with the office admin, this hard working couple bring a range of exceptional skills to Love Coventry we are truly blessed to have them with us.
Wes is married to Lesley and they have three children.. A trained youth and community worker and a social care professional in the voluntary sector in Coventry for most of his working life. Wes has experience of supporting families who are homeless and at risk and believes that with the current shift in government approach towards those on welfare, Love Coventry can be a valuable resource for those who are struggling to cope with the changes. With a heart for the city and the people, Wes believes that Love Coventry will be the catalyst for change, not only here in Coventry but in cities up and down the country.
Mark Started as a volunteer and now runs transport organising deliveries and collections making sure our vehicles are up to the job Mark also uses his exceptional mechanical skills inspecting and repairing domestic appliances before we send them out.
Jordan started as a volunteer and is now responsible for the warehouse retail area assisting customers find what they need. Jordan is also responsible for photographing and describing items ready to up load on to our eBay charity shop
How Love Coventry Started
Love Coventry started life as Lovcov.com, a website run by our young people from Mosaic Church at Hope Centre in Hillfields, Coventry. The idea was to do a good deed today and encourage others to do something nice for someone else.
Love Coventry has grown out of that principle. We believe that after nine years’ experience working and supporting a local community through our work at Hope Centre in Hillfields, we feel the time is right to expand that work from helping a local community to helping to support communities across the city.
With your help Love Coventry can help make a difference to your community.
What we do for Love Coventry
Our main purpose is to unite the people of Coventry by encouraging them to give their time through volunteering, provide goods that can be resold or recycled and donate a small amount of money to help meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our city,
Money raised in this way will be used to help support community and charitable groups working in Coventry and the surrounding areas.
Why we Volunteer
Here are a few reasons
‘How do we change the world? One single act of random kindness at a time.’ From the film Evan Almighty
‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.’ Margaret Mead
‘We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.’ Winston Churchill
‘No matter how big and powerful government gets, and the many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.’ Ronald Reagan
‘No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for someone else.’ Benjamin Franklin
‘We can do no great things, only small things with great love.’ Mother Teresa