Charity news

  • First Makaton friendly pub in Midlands

    The Oaklands Pub is now officially Makaton Friendly and have learned Makaton so they can communicate with one of their loyal customers – a five-year-old with Down's Syndrome...

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    On 17 Dec 2018 / By The Makaton Charity
  • CBeebies Bedtime Story

    Rob Delaey signing 'to sleep'

    Rob Delaney was the first person to read and sign a CBeebies Bedtime Story using Makaton. The Story was a huge success and a video of six-year-old Tom’s amazing reaction to the programme went viral online...

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    On 17 Dec 2018 / By The Makaton Charity
  • CEO discusses viral video

    Tom watching Rob Delaney read Ten in the Bed

    Watch The Makaton Charity's CEO, Stephen Hall, on BBC News discussing the viral video of six-year-old Tom's amazing response to Rob Delaney's CBeebies Bedtime Story using Makaton, Ten in a Bed.

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    On 20 Nov 2018 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Visit to Derwen College

    Derwen College welcomed  Stephen Hall ,CEO and Zanna Finnerty, Content Director, from The Makaton Charity  for a tour around the college...

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    On 09 Nov 2018 / By The Makaton Charity
  • Tutor wins national SEN award

    Karen Brownhill with Vanessa Feltz

    Makaton Tutor Karen Brownhill, who is a communication practitioner at St Giles School in Derby, has won the Teaching and Learning Support Staff category of the annual nasen awards...

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    On 05 Nov 2018 / By The Makaton Charity
  • DJ Jay is awarded 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
  • Vacancy for Executive Administrator

    Makaton symbol for office worker

    The Makaton Charity is looking for an experienced Executive Administrator to join our small and friendly team based at the Charity’s busy offices in central Farnborough, Hampshire.

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    On 17 May 2018 / By The Makaton Charity