The Reading Ambassador Group

Welcome to the Reading 70/30 Ambassadors Group. We’re a fun, ambitious team of volunteers dedicated
to making Reading the best community it can be for children and their families!
Ambassador: Lara Fincken
Ambassador Since: August 2017

Lara has been working with children and their families since 2010 in schools and youth groups. Laura’s full time job is as a Learning Mentor at a primary school. She works with vulnerable students, liaises with parents and has meetings with social services where she represents the school. More recently she qualified as a Play Therapist and has started her own Play Therapy business, which she does one day a week. She also works for local Safe! Charity supporting young people who have been affected by crime (works with them in their home or at school). She works with them on protective behaviours. She also tutors maths once a week to children who struggle with low confidence & low self-esteem.

“I have been working with young people and their families for the past four years. I have seen first hand how well tailored, compassionate support can change lives of young people and their families. 70/30 puts Early Help at the fore front of politicians’ minds. At the same time it works on a local level to support those who need it most. That is why I am so excited to be a part of this campaign!”