Meet the Team

We set up Number Champions in 2018.  Everyone involved in the charity is passionate about helping to improve children’s educational and life chances.  We have a small professional team but all our support to children in schools is delivered by volunteers

In March 2023, Number Champions was recognised with a Points of Light award by the Office of the Prime Minister for making an outstanding contribution to the community.

Our Volunteer Roles

Our Professional Staff

Lorraine Gerrard was the Chair of Governors for four years, and, prior to that, a governor for almost ten years, of a four-form entry primary school. She has a background working in IT teams in the banking sector.   She has been an In-School Volunteer for Number Champions for two years and is passionate about improving children’s life chances and is excited to be part of the Number Champions team.  She has a degree in Political Studies from Leeds University and has three children.

Julie Cooke has worked in charities and non-profits for over twenty years in a range of roles, most recently managing a literacy based mentoring programme within New York City’s elementary school system. She is really excited to join Number Champions at this stage in its development and is looking forward to contributing to the charity’s growth.

Our Trustees