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Musical youngsters invited to sign-up and sing for charity
12:16pm Monday 26th August 2013 in News
WIRRAL youngsters are being invited to help break records by having the most number of people signing and singing on the same day.
National deaf healthcare charity SignHealth is hoping local children will be among the 150,000-plus people who will take part in Sign2Sing on February 5 2014.
Steve Powell, chief executive at SignHealth, said: "Earlier this year 116,980 teachers and pupils across the country, including Wirral, took part in our third sign2sing event and broke the Guinness World Records. The previous record, which we also set, was 114,277.
"On February 5, 2014, 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.
"Our aim for the 2014 event is to inspire our next generation of healthcare professionals about the importance of good communication."
As part of the event, people from all over the country and overseas will learn to sign a song, with help from digital resources, via the charity’s website.
People who are unable to take part in the record breaking attempt on February 5 are invited to join in with the event during sign2sing week, which takes place from Monday, February 3 until Sunday, February 9.
Everyone taking part can donate £1 which is then used to fund the charity's work to improve mental and physical health and well-being of deaf children and adults.
Steve added: "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, while raising awareness of deafness and the work we are doing at SignHealth.
"Any businesses, choirs, community groups and schools from Wirral that decide to take part will be joining thousands of others all over the country and some in other countries on February 5 when they attempt to break the world record. We are hoping more than 1,500 schools and organisations participate in our 2014 event."
To find out more and to register, visit www.sign2sing.org.uk and click on the ‘register now’ link
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