Hetton School hosted its annual awards evening last Thursday at Rainton Meadows Arena. The night was once again a huge success and was enjoyed by all who attended and well done to all the winners. Keep an eye out for a full round up of the night in Down Your Way in the new year.
Hetton Local and Natural History Society is hosting a special event on Monday, January 11, with Julie Stobbs the former Ecologist and director of Durham Wildlife Trust and Wear River Trust. Julie will talk about 40 years of nature conservation in County Durham. Everyone is welcome in the Hetton Centre at 6.30pm. For more information, contact Alan Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org
The church had many special guests at the morning service on December 13. The children’s choir from Hetton Primary school led the special Christmas service, which also included the blessing service for baby Max, which seemed very appropriate. The children told the nativity story through readings before each Christmas song. The solo and duet were lovely and every word could be heard, whether it was a song or a reading. The children also put their whole heart into the singing giving a wonderful performance. The minister pulled the whole service together by ending the service with the blessing of baby Max and his family. Thank you everyone for making it a time to remember.
Hetton foodbank group is having a Christmas lunch for the foodbank volunteers and clients next Monday at noon. All are welcome to go along. It’s been expanding its services in lots of ways and is receiving great help and support from the local community and business.