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Region 3 – District 105a – Zone E

Registered Charity No 1012829 (England & Wales)


LATE LION SUNIL PATEL (11TH April 1961 to 10th June 2012)

Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow

Lion Sunil was born in Uganda on the 11th April 1961 and sadly passed away on 10th June 2012 following a heart attack. He leaves behind wife Pragna and two sons Samit and Vishal.

He was an insurance broker by profession and businessman with a photography and other business ventures.

Lion Sunil was a Charter Member of the Lions Club of London Hendon since its inception in March 1990. He served as president in the year 1999-2000 and also held various other positions within the club. Recently he was heavily involved in the Zone E Funday project and in the year 2010-2011 was Chairman of the event.

Sunil will be missed by not only London Hendon Lions club members but also by all the Lions fraternity and their


We pray to the Almighty God to rest his Soul in Eternal Peace.

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti

Following Lion Sunil’s tragic death from a heart attack, donations were collected both at the memorial service and elsewhere. A total of £3025 was subsequently donated to the British Heart Foundation at the August 2012 business meeting. The British Heart Foundation furthers research into the causes of heart disease and possible cures.


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District 105a Zone E & F Quiz Final

Lions Club of London Hendon were one of the finalist in the Zone E&F Joint Quiz Final held on the 10th January 2013. LCLH were declared the eventual winners with a final victory margin of 4 points. They now go forward to the District Quiz Final on the 21st February 2013. The Hendon team was represented by LP Girish Malkan, Lion Ajay Arora, Lion Jagnesh Shah and Lion Navin Shah. The team was also ably assisted by Lion Jagnesh’s wife Lady Smita and daughter Rhea.


Raffle Ticket Draw Winners

The Raffle Ticket draw was held on the 8th July at the annual Club Handover. The raffle tickets were sold during the first half of 2012 to raise funds for Moorfields Eye Charity.The following winning tickets were drawn :

1st Prize :  One Week’s Accomodation in Switzerland - Won by Mr Gajar

2nd Prize :  32” LCD TV (Donated by Surinder Batra and LCLH) - Won by Mr Jazz

3rd Prize :  Designer Sunglasses (Donated by Vision Care Opticians) - Won by Mr J B Patel

4th Prize :  Blood Pressure Machine (Donated by Westlake Pharmacy) - Won by P Bryan

5th Prize :  Bosch Toaster & Bosch Kettle (Donated by Woodfalls Refrigeration) - Won by Rati Shah

6th Prize :  Ladies Evening Bag (Donated by Alami International) - Won by Mrs Kantaben Shah

All winners will be notified (by email, telephone or post as appropriate) in the coming days.

Lions Club of London Hendon would like to thank all its supporters in donating generously to what is a very worthy cause, Moorfields Eye Charity. A cheque for the amount raised by the raffle tickets and other events during the year 2011-2012 will be presented to the hospital on the 13th August 2012.


Age Concern Xmas Hampers 20th December 2012

Once again this Christmas, LCLH donated a total of 16 hampers at the Age Concern Barnet Centre in Hendon. The LCLH representatives were LP Girish Malkan, Minutes Secretary Lion Ashwin Malkan and Lion Navin Shah. The hampers were distributed to those elderly people who were living alone and most needed them. On the day, Age Concern had invited over 30 elderly people who were given lunch and provided with entertainment.

LCLH donate similar numbers of hampers every year to various organisations concerned with elderly people.

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CRISIS Donations

This year several LCLH members sponsored a total of 18 people to CRISIS. Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. They are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change. LCLH members donate £20 per person which allows CRISIS to feed and clothe an individual during the vulnerable Christmas period. They also provide medical facilities and accomodation for a night.


Lady Linda Savell Chooses CentrePoint As Her Nominated Charity

District Governor John Savell’s wife Lady Linda Savell, has chosen CentrePoint as her nominated charity for the Lionistic year 2012-2013. Below is an extract from her letter :

“As many of you will know my nominated charity for the year is Centre Point one of the Street Children programs. When choosing to support this charity I wanted to be certain that they would be able to benefit from the generous donations that Lions make to worthwhile causes. I have been sent material with information and there will be a representative to speak at convention and to cabinet.

To ensure that everyone can see the work that Centre Point do, I have asked the District IT officer to place a link on the District Website which is a You Tube video of the annual report told by young people and how Centre Point has been able to help them.

The link is also in the body of this letter and I am sure that you will find it both interesting and informative about the work of Centre point. Some of the statistics are appalling and the thought of young people being on the streets without support I find scary and I hope that you do also and will see your way clear to helping in any way you can.

Rest assure that all money raised will help young people with the support of Centre Point away from a life on the streets.

Yours sincerely

Linda Savell “


LCLH Supports Missing People

For the past couple of years LCLH has supported Missing People ( in helping to locate missing people in the Hendon and surrounding areas. This is by means of poster distribution,etc.

Missing People offer a lifeline for the 250,000 people who run away and go missing each year. For those left behind they provide specialised support to ease the heartache and confusion, and help search for their missing loved ones.

More information about missing people in general can be found on the BBC website here