Charity news

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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