Tom Brake MP praises Wallington support of British Heart Foundation

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake acknowledged the “incredible” work of staff and volunteers at both the British Heart Foundation (BHF) shop and Furniture & Electrical store on Woodcote Road in Wallington.

Mr. Brake visited the shops on 1 March 2014 to see their great work first-hand. After donating his own bag of goods, he was given guided tours of the shops.

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Local schoolboys seek MP advice

Four schoolboys from Carshalton Boys Sports College met up with Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake for advice on their campaign to lower the voting age to 16.

Sean Goulding, 15, Nathan Coe, 15, Mark Duggan, 14 and Andrew Boakes, 14 started their campaign, Team 16, as part of their citizenship coursework. The campaign became very important to the teenagers and soon developed into much more than just a school project.

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MP Tom Brake goes bananas for Fairtrade

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake celebrated 20 years of Fairtrade by kicking off Fairtrade Fortnight with Foncho a Colombian Banana producer at the Houses of Parliament.

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Tom Brake MP: new apprentices give a £1.8m boost to businesses in Carshalton and Wallington

Tom Brake MP is calling for more local businesses to take on an apprentice, after new research revealed the extent of the benefits involved.

Every time a local company hires an apprentice, their bottom line gets an average boost of £2,621. This happens immediately, while the apprentice is being trained, and represents the benefit after typical wage and training costs for London are deducted.

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MP gets a lesson on the environment from local pupils

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington was given a lesson on the environment to kick off Climate Week at St Mary’s Catholic Junior School.

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MP Tom Brake signs MND Charter

key_MND.pngCarshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has signed the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association’s Charter in recognition of the rights and priorities of people living with MND and their carers.

MND kills five people every day, with half of people dying within 14 months of diagnosis. This terminal disease can affect any adult at any age. There is no known cure.

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Good News on St Helier Hospital

GPs and healthcare professionals from across South West London have announced that the BSBV review that recommended the closure of key healthcare services at St Helier hospital has been scrapped.
 
A new strategy on how to deliver health services in our area will now be developed by local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) so that the best possible care can be delivered in the future.

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Tree Adoption scheme gets a new parent

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake is adopting a tree, in a bid to preserve Sutton's reputation as one of the greenest boroughs in London.

 

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Tom Brake MP becomes disabled kid’s charity champion

Carshalton and Wallington MP, Tom Brake, has become an MP Champion for disabled children’s charity Whizz-Kidz, backing the charity’s local and national work for disabled youngsters.

Whizz-Kidz has recently transformed the life of a disabled boy from Carshalton by providing him with essential mobility equipment – enabling him to have an active and fun childhood and the same opportunities as his peers.

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MP Brake meets local bright spark

Local MP Tom Brake met with local school-girl turned inventor, Danielle Miller to congratulate her for becoming one of the winners of the national manufacturing competition, ‘We Made It’.

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