Charity news

  • DJ Jay citizen award

    Jake Glennon, the first Makaton Friendly DJ, has received a British Citizen Youth Award for being a key ambassador for Makaton...

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    On 05 Nov 2018 / By The Makaton Charity
  • New CEO

    Stephen Hall

    We are delighted to announce the arrival of Stephen Hall, who started as our new CEO on 23rd July.

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    On 10 Sep 2018 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Small Charity Week

    I Love The Makaton Charity because it gave my son his voice!

    In June you can help us to win up to £450 in this year’s #ILoveSmallCharities Small Charity Week competitions, which are open from 18th – 23rd June.

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    On 04 Jun 2018 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Outtakes 2017

    Children and adults prepare to sign in the Countdown o Christmas

    A massive thank you to everyone who took part in our Countdown to Christmas. To help you get through the dark days of January we’ve put together a few outtakes...

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    On 09 Jan 2018 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Taylor Wimpey donation

    The Makaton Charity has been awarded £250 from leading local housebuilder Taylor Wimpey South Thames as part of its regular donation box scheme.

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    On 12 Sep 2017 / By The Makaton Charity
  • The Gruffalo Song

    Malcolm & Julia Donaldson singing The Gruffalo Song

    Here’s a lovely new video to accompany our popular guide Using Makaton with The Gruffalo. Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, sings and signs The Gruffalo Song, accompanied by her husband Malcolm...

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    On 27 Jul 2017 / By The Makaton Charity
  • 40 Acts of Kindness

    I am going to do 40 acts of kindness for Lent for The Makaton Charity because Makaton has given Jared a way to talk to us. Without them Jared would have been trapped in a bubble with no way to communicate.

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    On 03 Mar 2017 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Makaton Signing Santa

    Santa and Betsy

    A young girl had a "magical" surprise when a Father Christmas on board a train started to communicate with her using Makaton.

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    On 09 Dec 2016 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Folk festival champions inclusivity

    Folk Weekend: Oxford has been championing inclusivity in the arts for some time, and on Saturday 16th April will hold its first 'Special Saturday' in a bid to encourage people with Special Needs and their families to attend the festival.

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    On 22 Mar 2016 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Advent calendar 2015

    A Show of Hands getting ready to sing

    Brighten up these dark January days with highlights and outtakes from our 2015 advent calendar. The videos were watched over 21,000 times: thank you all for your support.

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    On 11 Jan 2016 / By The Makaton Charity