Brake Visits 'The Vine Project'.

July 13, 2010 2:19 PM

On Monday morning, Tom Brake MP for Carshalton and Wallington visited The Vine Project in Mitcham. The Vine Project is a green charity that aims to change people's lives whilst also improving the environment around them.

The Vine Project accepts donations of good quality furniture, household items, children's clothes and toys (diverting tons of waste from landfill) which are reconditioned where necessary and sold cheaply to those in need.

The Vine Project provides structured support to volunteers who help in their warehouse, particularly those who are socially excluded or have mental health or other special needs, to improve their opportunities of future employment.

Tom said, 'The work done here is inspirational, the organisation is making a massive step towards a greener and happier future for many people. I hope this charity will be able to expand and grow to help others and to help the environment.'

The charity is expanding its work to include a handyman service for local residents.

To find out more about this charity or to donate to its cause please visit

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