MP dons his running shoes for charity…again

Local MP Tom Brake has once more swapped the busy corridors of Westminster for a running path, when he took part in the Running.jpgBeddington Park 10k Charity Fun Run on Sunday, 24 November.

Tom was joined for the run by groups of volunteers. The formidable 'Team Brake' went head-to-head with the other contenders, to raise money for Cricket for Change (C4C), a Wallington-based charity which uses sport to change the lives of disadvantaged and disabled kids.

Manuel, one of the volunteers who joined Tom to help raise money for C4C, said: "C4C is a brilliant charity. They do a great job working with young people from all walks of life."

"The run was great and the atmosphere amazing, not to mention the motivation of raising money for such a great charity. What a way to start your Sunday!"

"I'd encourage everyone to get involved in similar events and raise much-needed cash for a good cause, perhaps something close to their hearts."

Tom said: "C4C is an amazing charity which makes a real difference to the lives of kids in the UK and around the word."

"I have a real competitive streak in me, so I will use any excuse to get my running shoes on, and if I can raise money for such a worthy charity at the same time it's a 'win-win'. Well, maybe not literally, but at 46 min 54 sec, I am still pleased with the result!"

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has already raised more than £1000 for C4C this year.

Tom added: "I'm really happy to have raised so much money and I'm really grateful for the many constituents who generously sponsored me so far."

To sponsor Tom, please go to


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