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Hetton & Eppleton Community Hall in Front Street will be holding a coffee morning with a Christmas draw raffle on Friday, December 11, from 9.30am. The schoolchildren from Eppleton Academy Primary School Choir will be entertaining at 10am and the draw will take place at 10.30am. Proceeds will go towards church funds. Everyone is welcome.

At the WA AGM, secretary Dorothy Rogers read out a list of all items collected, made and donated to mission work. She thanked all the women at the meeting and craft club for helping with the following: ​613 knitted vests​, ​232 knitted teddies, ​8 sacks clothing​, ​5 sacks of shoes​, ​38 sacks of bedding and curtains​ , ​8 sacks of sewing item​s, ​57 knitted adult hats​,​160 knitted premature baby hats​, ​50 hygiene packs with eight items in ​e​ac​h, ​775 Sunday school rewards​, ​26 crochet blankets​, ​32 pillow cases​ and​ 80 handbags filled with at least 9 items each.​ ​​With the help of everyone at church, members have also sent off​ ​194 Christmas Shoe boxes​. This has been a tremendous year for mission work and members would like to thank everyone who has helped in any way.

Thanks to all who turned out to the Remembrance Day Service at ELCAP on the November 11​. ​Despite the weather nearly 100​ ​people attended​.​ Thanks to the following people for taking part in the service Jean Merton for conducting the service,​ George Ayre for the Commendation​, ​​​Robert Self for the Last Post ​and​ the children of Easington Lane Primary School​.​ Well done to all and thanks again to all who made it a service to remember.

​​At the ELCAP​ ​ Christmas fair held​ on the Saturday, November 21, £759 was raised.Thanks to all those who turned out on a bitterly cold morning and all the voluteeers and friends of ELCAP for there great array of crafts and goods displayed and the live music played throughout the event. The much-needed funds allows the group to continue to provide the services it offers at the centre to the people of Easington Lane and the surrounding areas.

A Christmas coffee morning will be held at the Barnard café in the Hetton Centre, Welfare Road, on Monday, December 7, from 10am to noon. Mince pie, tea or coffee will cost £1.50. There will also be a cake stall, raffle, craft stall by Crafty Little Shed, and a football memorabilia display. Eppleton Primary Academy school choir will sing carols and Age UK Sunderland winter warmth team will give advice and there will be free health checks, courtesy of Rowlands pharmacy.

Hetton Local and Natural History society is hosting a celebration of Christmas Past on Monday, December 7, at 7.30pm, featuring a talk on old Christmas recipes. Cake, pie ad savouries will be provided. Christmas music will be staged and members will talk on past Christmas experiences. There will also be a Christmas quiz and carols to close the party. Everyone is welcome to go along to the event which will be held in Hetton and Community Hall. Entrance is £3, which included refreshments. For more information, contact Alan Jackson, secretary, on 0191 5262804.