Charity news

  • 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.

    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...

    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...

    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.

    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...

    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...

    On 28 Nov 2012 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Justin wins third BAFTA

    Justin with Alesha Dixon, who presented him with the award

    Justin Fletcher has won a BAFTA in the Presenter category for Something Special in the British Academy Children's Awards. Justin has now won three BAFTAs, making him the most awarded children's presenter yet.

    On 27 Nov 2012 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Mr Tumble wins award

    Justin Fletcher signs good

    Children's television presenter Justin Fletcher, aka Mr Tumble, from CBeebies Something Special programme, has received an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Shine a Light Awards 2012 for helping and supporting children in developing good communication skills.

    On 22 Nov 2012 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Award-winning Christmas card

    Andrea with her certificate and the winning design

    Makaton Champion Andrea, from The Grange in Bookham, is one of the award winners in Mencap's National Christmas Card Competition. Andrea's colourful Reindeer design was chosen with three other national winners to be made into Mencap's Christmas cards for sale...

    On 02 Nov 2012 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Tesco donation

    Chief Executive Lysa Schwartz with the cheque from Tesco

    A new Tesco Express store in Blackwater has celebrated its launch with a donation to The Makaton Charity. Store manager Justin Thompson and his team presented Lysa Schwartz with a cheque for £500 as part of the launch celebrations.

    On 29 Jun 2012 / By The Makaton Charity