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Volunteer of the Month: June 2024

27 Jun 2024

By Laura Hill, Volunteering Manager

We’re pleased to celebrate Richard Donovan, Global Head of Social Innovation and UK&I Head of Corporate Responsibility at Experian as our Volunteer of the Month for June.  

Richard delivered his My Maths Story assembly to a Year 4 class from Mellers Primary School at a Volunteers Week event at Experian’s Nottingham offices earlier this month.

Photo of Richard leading an assembly

Richard spoke about how he felt about maths when he was at school, how he uses maths in his job to make better decisions and how it helps him in his life outside of work. Richard said, "The kids asked some amazing questions and it was a really enjoyable experience."

At the event the children also met other volunteers who work at Experian as part of our Maths in the Real World class session. They found out about the varied careers available and how they all use maths every day. The children also enjoyed a tour of the office.

Lorna Dermody, Head of School at Mellers Primary, said:

"What a fantastic morning we all had! The children are still talking about it now. Richard was so good, we loved how he made the assembly relevant to our children, especially the personal touches he added to the assembly. Quite a few of the children have talked about how they want to use maths as an adult as a result."

In partnership, Experian and National Numeracy are working together to empower underserved communities across the UK with number confidence, as a crucial foundation of financial health. Together we are inspiring children and adults to see the value of everyday maths, and shining a light on improved numeracy for financial wellbeing both early on and throughout our lives.

63 volunteers from our corporate partners have enthusiastically delivered assemblies and supported class sessions to 47 schools across the UK this school term, supporting our National Numeracy Day campaign and Volunteers Week and reaching approximately 7,900 children.

We’d like to thank Richard who as a senior leader at Experian is leading from the front in inspiring colleagues to volunteer and share their own My Maths Story.