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Volunteer of the Month: May 2024

31 May 2024

By Laura Hill, Volunteering Manager

We’re pleased to recognise Xiaopei Lockwood, a Senior Lawyer at Vanquis Banking Group as our Volunteer of the Month for May.

Xiaopei visited Wimborne Primary in Portsmouth as part of their National Numeracy Day celebrations.

Photo of Xiaopei leading an assembly

Following delivering our My Maths Story assembly and supporting the Maths in the Real World class lesson, Xiaopei said:

"I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience which was both enriching and inspiring for myself and the children alike. The children asked some interesting questions and were really engaging during the assembly presentation. It was also wonderful to see the children bringing numeracy to life by applying the maths they had learnt to everyday situations during the classroom session. Thank you again to Wimborne Primary School for having me and to National Numeracy, I hope the children enjoyed it as much as I did and good luck to all the children who have entered the competition!"

The school added:

"Thank you for the visit today. The assembly went well with Years 4, 5 and 6 [...] They have found it very interesting and asked lots of intriguing questions."

Xiaopei also spoke to us, along with some of our other volunteers, for Number Confidence Week last year.

Hear more about her experiences here

Since 2018, Vanquis Banking Group has been an important strategic partner of National Numeracy, passionately helping to build numeracy skills and opportunities for communities in need across the UK. Our partnerships has a special focus on supporting children's numeracy and showcasing the benefits of improved numeracy for managing money.

Volunteers from our corporate volunteering programme have enthusiastically visited schools across the UK during the month of May, supporting our National Numeracy Day campaign. 44 volunteers from Capital One, Experian, KPMG, London Stock Exchange Group, S&P Global, TP ICAP and Vanquis Banking Group, visited schools in Birmingham, Bradford, Bracknell, Cardiff, Chatham, Exeter, Llanelli, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Preston, and Surrey.

Well done to Xiaopei and a big thank you to all the volunteers who visited schools in May as part of National Numeracy Day!