Following a shortlist of three local charities and nearly 1,000 votes from local residents, Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, is delighted to announce that he will fundraise for the Sutton Mental Health Foundation Hopeline for the next 12 months.
Sutton Mental Health Foundation promotes well-being in local people who experience mental distress and provides facilities for recreation and leisure. The charity seeks to overcome barriers to involvement in society, so that everyone can fully enjoy the lives they wish to lead.
There were two other great charities that came in as runners-up: Jigsaw4u, which provides a wide variety of services for children and young people, and St Raphael’s Hospice, which provides hospice care to local people face life-threatening illness.
Carol Jacques, Manager at Sutton Mental Health Foundation said:
“We are very pleased people in the borough voted for us and Tom will be fundraising for our Hopeline. The Hopeline was set up in response to a need identified by people we have come into contact with.”
Tom Brake said:
‘‘I am proud that once again so many local residents participated and helped me choose my charity this year. My aim is to raise £5,000 to help the Sutton Mental Health Foundation run their helpline, Sutton Hopeline. The Hopeline is for callers who are in emotional distress and is staffed by people with experience of this kind of distress.
“Fundraising for a local charity is one of the activities I enjoy the most as an MP. Over the years it's been fantastic to see just how hard charities in Carshalton and Wallington work and I'm pleased that this money has given many an extra financial boost.
“I am really looking forward to fundraising for SMHF and supporting all three charities in the amazing work they do.’’
You can support the Sutton Mental Health Foundation here:uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TomBrake