John White - February

Since 2008 John has been the CEO of Coventry's own international children's charity, Global Care. Working tirelessly both behind the scenes and from the front line, to ensure the charity's limited resources are used wisely in supporting the poorest and most vulnerable children from all around the world, through education, vocational training, feeding and welfare care, with results which have been transformative for thousands of needy children over the years.

John is very committed and involved with almost every aspect of Global Care's work. As well as overseeing the management of the charity at home in the UK, and the staff team, he is closely involved with the charity's international partners, spending several weeks each year travelling to often inhospitable places, building connections which allow Global Care to support children in some of the world's most fragile states - including Syria and South Sudan. In addition, John is ultimately responsible for the charity's three shops, in Coventry, Kenilworth and Bulkington, which support the broader work of Global Care, but are also committed to offering opportunities to vulnerable adults here in Coventry and the local areas.

John is highly dedicated, leads by example and is very person-centred in his approach and his dedication is so much encompassed in our Coventry’s commitment to Peace and Reconciliation. He has invested so much of his time, efforts, and resources to helping better the lives of young children in Coventry and across the word, his actions truly reflect his character, and he is a worthy recipient of this Coventry Good Citizen Award.