City people are being encouraged to sign up for a charity record breaking attempt for the most people signing and singing a song on the same day.
Children and adults are also reminded to register for SignHealth’s sign2sing fundraiser on Wednesday, February 5.
Linda Petrons, Events and Corporate Fundraiser at SignHealth, which is the national healthcare charity for deaf people, said: “We have estimated that so far more than 100,000 people have signed up for sign2sing but we need another 20,000 in order to break our world record of 116,980 and help raise awareness of British Sign Language (BSL).
“sign2sing is our annual record breaking attempt for the most people signing and singing a song on the same day. We’re hoping lots of children and adults from Milton Keynes will sign up for the event.
“We have run the fundraiser successfully for the past three years and our aim for the 2014 event is to inspire our next generation of healthcare professionals to learn some sign language and recognise the importance of good communication.
The closing date for registrations is Friday, January 24, so SignHealth is urging people to sign up as soon as possible, so they have time to learn and rehearse the songs.
The songs, As One and Get Up and Sign, have been specially written, performed and produced for sign2sing by Tom and Pippa Gearing, Sarah Lindsey and James Hawkins from Bottle Top Music Productions.
Both songs are available to download from iTunes and cost 99p each. As One is suitable for any choirs, older children or adults participating in the world record breaking attempt on February 5 and Get Up and Sign is aimed at any younger children taking part.
Everyone who registers for sign2sing will have access to digital resources, are available to download from www.sign2sing.org.uk.
People who are unable to take part in the record breaking attempt are invited to join in with the fundraising event during sign2sing week, which takes place from Monday, February 3 until Sunday, February 9.
Those wishing to take part are invited to sign up by visiting www.sign2sing.org.uk and clicking on the ‘register now’ link. Children can nominate their school to take part via the website too.
For more information about sign2sing, please visit the website above or contact Linda at SignHealth on 01494 687600. Alternatively, people can follow sign2sing on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sign2sing and on Facebook via www.facebook.com/sign2sing.