Charity news

  • New CEO

    Stephen Hall

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

    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.

    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...

    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.

    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...

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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...

    On 17 Jun 2015 / By The Makaton Charity