FREE ENTRY – History of the Village with thanks to Heighington Scouts and Chris Lloyd.
About 3 months ago I received an email from Tees Valley Rural Action Group offering to provide a sum of money to pay to organise an event, with young and old working together to create the event to bring at least 100 people of all ages together.
At 12 noon April the 20th the young part of the team, Heighington Scouts, will reveal the culmination of several hard but fun weeks of researching the history of the old school, Heighington during the War years, the Environment, the church and the history of the Scouts – ALL ARE WELCOME.
It promises to be a great event with Chris Lloyd, Editor of the Northern Echo and famous local historian, opening the event and giving a short but interesting talk on Heighington in keeping with the afternoon’s history theme.
In addition to the amazing facts our enthusiastic scouts have discovered, video clips on Britain’s Most Perfect Village i.e. Heighington and photographs, old and new, will be accompanying their display.
Refreshments courtesy of the culinary skills of our scouts will be available to all.
Money raised will be donated to the Defibrillator Appeal.
So please do come along on the 20th April to support our Scouts, learn about old Heighington and why not linger a while to explore our 12th century church and village greens to see for yourself why Heighington has been described as Britain’s Most Perfect Village.
Ruth, my better half, is a member of Bewick Crescent Patients Panel. Not too long ago one of our doctors suggested to her that Heighington should have a Defibrillator positioned somewhere in the middle of the village. Having spoken to a lot of residents and noted that lots of communities are going ahead with installing their own Defibrillators including Redworth and Newton Aycliffe, Ruth is spearheading the appeal to bring a Defibrillator to Heighington and the Chestnuts although further investigation is required on where a Defibrillator can be installed in the Chestnuts.
Donations have already been offered from individuals, Heighington Homemakers organised a Fashion Evening with money raised going to the Defibrillator Appeal, the Scouts History Event has also pledged money to the appeal and a Coffee Morning with Plant Stall is being planned. Add to this support from Heighington Parish Council and others, the wheels are moving in the right direction.
Hopefully the Defibrillator will never be used, but just like insurance, it is better to have – just in case.
One life saved will be worth all the effort – all donations welcomed and please support the events.
Gerald & Ruth Lee