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Hutton Henry Memorial

Residents will have seen the memorial which has been installed on the village green, the unveiling of which took place on Remembrance Sunday, followed by refreshments in the village hall. Attendance at the event was unbelievable and it was marvellous to see everyone come to the village hall and share their memories and at the same time enjoying tea and cake.
Whilst refreshments were free, we did ask for donations towards the Royal British Legion and this raised a staggering £130.00, thank you. The Association would like to acknowledge the following organisations and people for their help in the completion of this work:
- Hutton Henry Parish Council for a grant of £5000 towards the cost of the stone
- Cemex for their donation of cement
- Volunteers who gave their time to assist in the construction- they know who they are!
- Hutton Henry C of E Primary School
And finally, our dedicated team of volunteers, who give their time freely to ensure we can continue to offer a wide range of events, which in turn ensures funds are available to sustain the village hall.

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Great News

On the 11th November 2018 a memorial dedicated to those from the village who gave their lives in WW1 & WW2 was unveiled. Their Names Shall Live Forever.

Hutton Henry Memorial

The Association are delighted to announce they have secured funding from Hutton Henry Parish Council to erect a memorial dedicated to those villagers who lost their lives in both world wars and to commemorate 100 years since the end of WW1. A dedication ceremony and laying of wreaths will take place on Sunday 11th November 2018 at 10.50 am followed by refreshments in the village hall. Anyone who wishes to lay a wreath or flowers at the memorial is welcome to do so. Thank you to Hutton Henry Parish Council for their financial assistance and the volunteers who have given their times and skills to enable to the memorial to be built.

Redecoration of Village Hall

The redecoration of the hall is now complete. This much needed refurbishment was undertaken with funding from the County Durham Foundation and the monies raised and Association fund raising events. Thank you to everyone who continues to support the Association without your generosity we would not have this wonderful much envied community building.

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Macmillan Cancer Support- World`s Biggest Coffee Morning

On the 29th September 2018 we organised the third Macmillan coffee morning in the Village Hall.
A lot of people went to work baking some delicious cakes, scones, biscuits and savoury delights and brought them along to the Hall for sale to all the people who attended. We organised a raffle which had 35 prizes generously donated by people from far and wide. A Name the Bear competition proved popular particularly with the young ones and handmade greetings cards were sold. Tea and coffee and soft drinks were sold and enjoyed along with the cakes.
Many commented on having had an enjoyable natter with friends and some stayed for the whole 2 hours. I would like to take the opportunity to thank my wife Muriel and all of the people who helped set up the Hall, spent their time and money baking, who served the tea and coffee and made the day a great success.
Thank you to all the people who donated the prizes and to all who bought raffle tickets.
Due to everyone`s hard work and generosity a magnificent amount of £778.00 was raised and this was sent to Macmillan to enable them to continue their tremendous work helping people in their hour of need.
Many thanks to all and I look forward to next year’s event.

Dave Mitchinson-Chairman-Hutton Henry Community Association
Complete!

The redecoration is complete and doesn’t the hall look amazing! Thanks to all the volunteers, you know who you are, for giving your time to do the ongoing list of repairs and helping with the summer clean.

Improvements to the hall

A new custom made front door and frame has been fitted to the building as the old door was rotten and was becoming more and more difficult to open. Other works included replacement windows to the rear of the building and a custom made interior door to the toilets, which was a must to retain as much heat as possible in the main hall. Thank you to Hutton Henry Parish Council for their donation of £600 towards these improvements.

ASDA HARTLEPOOL

Thank you to everyone who supported us, we received a grant of £200.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning
The Chairman and his wife organises the annual coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Nurses and the fantastic sum of £583.04 was raised. A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this worthwhile cause.
DO YOU SHOP AT ASDA HARTLEPOOL?

We have been nominated as a good cause in the store. Please vote for us by asking for a green token at customer services and putting it in our box.

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Hartlepool Mail Voice Choir

Hartlepool Mail Voice Choir gives a stunning performance in the village hall. The concert was held on the 4th February 2017 and was a sell out, tickets could have been sold twice over!
Once again the support and generosity from residents and visitors was amazing and over £400 was raised for the ongoing upkeepof the village hall.
Thank you to Hartlepool Male Vice Choir for a wonderful concert, Robinsons Butchers of Wingate for the fabulous catering.
Finally and not least the hardworking and dedicated volunteerss who give their time to make events like this happen.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

A coffee morning was held in the hall on Saturday 24th September 2016 to raise money for this worthy cause and a BIG THANK YOU must go out to the residents who came along and joined us for a cuppa and piece of cake.

Heating System Upgrade

The Association are delighted to confirm funding has been secured to replace the existing electric heaters in the hall and it is anticipated work will start on the 21st November 2016.
A big thank you to County Councillors Rob Crute & Lynn Pounder for their continuing support and County Durham Foundation for their funding contribution.

Christmas Fayre

Another fabulous fund raising event which raises over £600 towards the upkeep of the village hall, a big thank you to all volunteers, stall holders, for all donations and to the residents who came along and supported the event on the day.

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Carols around the tree

This year saw the highest number of people ever coming along to enjoy the singing and refresments.
The Association would like to thank Hutton Henry Parish Council for their contribution towards the Christmas tree, Lynn Percival and her friends for organising and leading the choir, Bob & David Anderson for the music and of course Father Christmas for coming along!

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