Spell out your organ donation decision – says Brake

New figures show that just 45% of families agree to organ donation going ahead if they are unaware of their loved one’s decision to be a donor, but this figure rises to 95% when they know their loved one has chosen to donate their organs. MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, attended this year’s National Transplant Week event in Parliament, organised by NHS Blood and Transplant and the British Kidney Patient Association to highlight the importance of telling family and friends your donation decision.


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Pupil Premium is helping children excel in Sutton.

Hundreds of disadvantaged schoolchildren in Sutton are reaping the benefit of the Pupil Premium. Figures show that last year 42.7% of youngsters from poorer backgrounds in Sutton have achieved five or more GCSEs at A* to C grade compared to 39.2% in 2012.


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Public Meeting Success

Last Thursday in Wallington at the Trinity Centre, Maldon Road, the future of Sutton healthcare was discussed at an animated public meeting. A number of questions were put to a panel of representatives including Tom Brake MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Paul Burstow MP for Sutton and Cheam and Councillor Ruth Dombey, leader of Sutton Council and senior healthcare professionals from the GPs and Hospital trust.


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MP pledges his support for Go Run for Fun charity.

MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, has pledged his support for Go Run for Fun, a UK based charity formed to help encourage children to exercise regularly, at the Go Run for Fun parliamentary reception in Westminster.


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Tom Brake’s stamp of approval for OCD-UK

Carshalton and Wallington MP, Tom Brake is donating the many used postage stamps that come through his office to raise valuable funds for OCD-UK.


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Question Time in Carshalton

It has emerged that 44% of the public want to see more Question Time style events in each constituency, where residents can hold their MP accountable for their actions. MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, has decided to do just that. On the 23rd July, he is hosting a Question Time event at Strawberry Lodge conference centre, Strawberry Lane, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2NQ


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Tom Brake MP Supports Royal Mail’s Dog Awareness Session at Westminster

Tom Brake MP for Carshalton and Wallington attended a drop-in session at Westminster, supported by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and Dogs Trust, with Royal Mail Group Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability, Shaun Davis. Around 70 MPs attended and the session provided them with advice on how to react around dogs when out in their local areas.


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Carshalton and Wallington have chosen their new local charity.

Last month, residents of Carshalton and Wallington voted for the Riverside Animal Centre to be the chosen local charity for their MP, Tom Brake to fundraise for in 2014.


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The future of local healthcare services in Sutton – your questions answered!

Healthwatch Sutton are organising a public meeting in Wallington this month to allow residents to express any questions they may have to a panel of the relevant Chief Executives and your local MPs, about the future of local healthcare services.


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Young refugees take on Lords and Commons cricket team

Last week, a group of young asylum seekers and refugee cricketers, who are part of the Refugee Cricket Project, took on a team of Parliamentarians, captained by Tom Brake MP, in his constituency of Carshalton and Wallington, at the Change Foundation ground in Wallington.


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