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Beaconsfield charity in world record bid
A BEACONSFIELD-based deaf charity is calling for volunteers to sign up for an attempt to break the world for the most people signing while singing on the same day.
SignHealth hopes more than 150,000 people nationwide, including several hundred from Beaconsfield, will participate in the annual ‘sign2sing’ event taking place on February 5 next year.
Earlier this year, the charity broke its own record total when 116,980 teachers and pupils across the country took part in its third sign2sing event, setting a new Guinness World Record.
Chief executive Steve Powell said: “We are once again inviting children and adults alike to take part in our world record attempt for the most people signing and singing a song on the same day.
“This year we are hoping businesses, choirs, community groups and other organisations as well as schools join in too.
“News of the event is already spreading rapidly and we are hoping to smash our current record and involve more than 150,000 adults and children.”
He added that the 2014 event is hoping to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals about the importance of good communication.
People from all over the country and overseas will learn to sign a song, with digital resources available for download from the end of September.
The sign2sing event is also a way of generating funds for SignHealth through a suggested £1 donation from everyone taking part.
People will be asked to wear a scarf like Olli the monkey, SignHealth’s official mascot, on the day of sign2sing and donate their money.
The charity’s work focuses on improving the mental and physical health of deaf people and campaigning for improved access and communication within the healthcare setting.
For more information about sign2sing, visit www.sign2sing.org.uk or contact SignHealth on 01494 687600.
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