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  • Monkey Puzzle song

    Julia Donaldson signing 'monkey'

    Here’s a fabulous new resource for you to enjoy together with young children. Best-selling author Julia Donaldsonhas been learning Makaton and has recorded a video of the Monkey Puzzle Song with Makaton...

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    On 17 Jun 2015 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Thank you, from Mr Tumble

    Michael, dressed as Mr Tumble, crossing the finishing line at this year's London Marathon

    It is from the bottom of my heart that I must say a tremendous thank you for your support before, during and after this year's London Marathon. So far, a fantastic total of over £19,000 has been raised for The Makaton Charity...

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    On 02 Jun 2015 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Foundation Workshop, Hampshire

    Flyer for the Foundation Workshop

    We're running a Foundation Workshop in Farnborough, Hampshire on 17th & 18th June 2015 (9:30 am to 4:30 pm, cost: £150). Interested?

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    On 20 May 2015 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Mr Tumble runs London Marathon

    Michael, dressed as Mr Tumble, at the 18 mile stage in the London Marathon

    Congratulations to Michael Barnett who ran the London Marathon dressed as Mr Tumble to raise money for The Makaton Charity. Michael completed the course in a very impressive 3 hours 32 minutes!

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    On 27 Apr 2015 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Mr Tumble does a ParkRun

    Michael at the ParkRun, dressed as Mr Tumble

    A week to go now and I am starting to feel nervous and excited.  Nervous about whether the amount of training has been sufficient and excited because, well…. you don’t get to run the London Marathon dressed as Mr Tumble every day of the week!

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    On 20 Apr 2015 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Seeing Mr Tumble run!

    Michael out running, dressed as Mr Tumble

    Earlier today, I gave the Mr Tumble outfit a run out.  Five miles: along the Thames and through Bushy Park.  Some of the reactions were priceless!

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    On 07 Apr 2015 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Running for Makaton

    Michael dressed as Mr Tumble

    On April 26th 2015, I will be running the London Marathon dressed as Mr Tumble to raise funds for The Makaton Charity. The target is to raise £26,200 and I will need a lot of help to make it. Together, we can help more people to access Makaton and overcome communication difficulties.

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    On 31 Mar 2015 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Why does Makaton work?

    Michael and Joshua

    Michael Barnett is running the London Marathon as Mr Tumble. Joshua obviously made an impact!  The fundraising has really started to pick up. The reaction to my meeting Joshua prompted the thought: what is it about Makaton that means that it works?

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    On 23 Mar 2015 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Meeting Joshua

    Michael and Joshua

    Michael Barnett is running the London Marathon as Mr Tumble, to raise money for The Makaton Charity. I would like to mention the great time I had meeting Joshua recently. He is a real bright spark, as you can tell from the photo, so it was great to chat with him about Makaton...

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    On 06 Mar 2015 / By The Makaton Charity