A city choir will help inspire a generation to learn sign language during a national deaf healthcare charity’s annual fundraising event in February.
On February 5 the Milton Keynes branch of Rock Choir will get involved in SignHealth’s sign2sing record attempt for the most people signing and singing on the same day.
Lottie Greenhow, Rock Choir Leader for Milton Keynes, said: “We are really looking forward to taking part in sign2sing.
“During the event all of our members will sing and sign True Colours by Cyndi Lauper. Learning to sign as well as sing will add a new and very interesting element to the song and we’re all really excited about the challenge.
“We hope that lots of people will go along to their nearest Rock Choir session and join with us in helping to raise money and awareness for such a worthy cause.”
sign2sing is SignHealth’s annual world record breaking attempt for the most people singing and signing in multiple locations on the same day. The attempt takes place on February 5 and the charity is asking people to get involved in various fundraising activities during the week of the event too.
Linda Petrons, Events and Corporate Fundraiser at SignHealth, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled and very excited that Rock Choir will be participating in sign2sing next year.
“With the choir’s support lots more people will have the chance to learn some sign language in a great, fun and memorable way.”
Linda continued: “People from Milton Keynes wishing to take part in sign2sing are invited to register at www.sign2sing.org.uk.
“People will have a choice of two sign2sing songs to learn for the record attempt. They will also be able to access free digital resources, including a special sign language tutorial to help them learn 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. Pippa and James are also Rock Choir leaders.
“Alternatively, people can learn to sign True Colours. The lyrics, music and a sign language tutorial for the song can be found via www.rockchoir.com and they will also be able to find details about their nearest Rock Choir session. ”
For more information about sign2sing, please visit www.sign2sing.org.uk or contact SignHealth on 01494 687600. Alternatively, people can follow sign2sing on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sign2sing and on Facebook via www.facebook.com/sign2sing.