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Care Home Leaders Pledge £1Million to Charity and Join Philanthropists Network

Celebrated philanthropists and care sector professionals, Avnish and Anita Goyal have been unveiled as the latest couple to join John Caudwell’s renowned ‘Life Changers Circle’, a growing international network of humanitarians who have each committed £1million to support disabled and autistic children.

In June 2022 Avnish Goyal CBE was recognized in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his services to social care and philanthropy. The Chair of Care England and founder of multi-award-winning care provider Hallmark Care Homes, received the national honour for his work with the largest representative body for social care, Care England, The Care Workers Charity and volunteer-led initiative; Championing Social Care.

Soon after Mr Goyal and his wife, Anita, met with John Caudwell in London to discuss becoming members of the Life Changers Circle and furthering their already important legacy of philanthropy through the Hemraj Goyal Foundation.

The Life-Changers Circle was established in 2020 by Mr Caudwell in a bid to create a global network of like-minded philanthropists working together for a common goal. Membership to the network requires a commitment to donate £1million to the charity, Caudwell Children, with 8 inductees already signed up to the generous pledge.

Mr Caudwell commented on the announcement: “My vision for the Life Changers Circle was to bring people together who were at different stages of their philanthropic journey, to learn from each other and enjoy each other’s company. Avnish and Anita have already done so much through their foundations and their work in the care sector, it is a real honour to welcome them to the group. Their commitment to Caudwell Children will ensure thousands of disabled and autistic children have access to vital services for years to come and the opportunity to reach their full potential, we are truly grateful.”

Caudwell Children is a national charity which provides practical and emotional support for autistic and disabled children. Founded in 2000 by John Caudwell, the charity has provided support worth £85million for over 65,000 children with 700 different medical conditions.

Mr Goyal added: “We are delighted that the Hemraj Goyal Foundation is supporting Caudwell Children and its valuable work transforming the lives of disabled children and their families. Joining John Caudwell’s Life-Changers Circle will enable us to provide long-term support for the Children’s Centre and build networks with other philanthropists to raise awareness of the Hemraj Goyal Foundation’s own work with children and young people facing disadvantage. Together we are stronger and can do more to improve life for every child and family, now and in the future.”