Charity news

  • Mrs Jean Parratt (1923-2014)

    Mrs Jean Parratt

    It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Mrs Jean Parratt has died. Jean was instrumental in the development of Makaton signing and training and was our first National Signing Advisor...

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    On 23 Jan 2014 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Advent calendar 2013

    Children dressed as angels and as reindeer

    Need something to brighten up these wet and windy January days? Take a look at our video of behind the scenes footage and highlights of our 2013 advent calendar...

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    On 08 Jan 2014 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Makaton Motivators celebrated

    Makaton Motivators at The Grange holding up their certificates

    Last week we visited The Grange in Bookham, Surrey for their annual awards ceremony to celebrate the work of their Makaton Motivators: clients who use Makaton themselves and champion Makaton throughout the organisation, encouraging others, including all of the staff to use Makaton too!

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    On 08 Oct 2013 / By The Makaton Charity
  • BAFTA Cymru winner

    The BAFTA Cymru 2013 trophy

    Congratulations to all involved with S4C's Makaton children's programme Dwylo'r Enfys (Rainbow Hands), which is produced by Ceidiog, for winning an award in the Children’s Programme category at the British Academy Cymru Awards 2013.

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    On 01 Oct 2013 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Financial award winner

    Lizz Nelhams at the awards ceremony

    The Makaton Charity's Finance Manager, Lizz Nelhams, has won the award in the Planning and Budgeting category of this year's Sayer Vincent Financial Leadership Awards.

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    On 26 Sep 2013 / By The Makaton Charity
  • CEO joins Comms Trust Board

    Lysa Schwartz

    Lysa Schwartz, CEO of The Makaton Charity, has been appointed to the Programme Board of The Communication Trust. The Programme Board is responsible for the direction and management of The Communication Trust’s strategy and yearly operational plan...

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    On 06 Sep 2013 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Rockie Award nomination

    The show's two presenters: Heulwen and Cawod

    S4C's Makaton children's programme Dwylo'r Enfys has been nominated for a prestigious Rockie Award at the 2013 Banff World Media Festival...

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    On 10 May 2013 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Do you sell on eBay?

    eBay for Charity logo

    You can now support us every time you sell an item on eBay. Select The Makaton Charity as your favourite charity, then whenever you list an item, simply choose a percentage of the sale price you would like to donate.

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    On 07 May 2013 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Communication research

    The Better Communication Research Programme website

    The Better Communication Research Programme (BCRP) ran for three years and was designed to investigate the progress of children with speech, language and communication needs over time...

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    On 01 Feb 2013 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Enfys reaches the rainbow

    Ruth and Enfys

    Dwylo'r Enfys (Rainbow Hands), a new TV programme for young children and families in Wales, is the first Welsh language programme to use Makaton. And six year old Enfys Thomas, from Caernarfon, who has Down's Syndrome, was the inspiration for the show...

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    On 28 Nov 2012 / By The Makaton Charity