Why not sign up for ‘sign2sing’?

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Local people are being urged 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 from Angus are being reminded to register for SignHealth’s sign2sing fund-raiser on Wednesday, February 5.

Linda Petrons, events and corporate fund-raiser 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 have run the fund-raiser 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.”

Children and adults from all over the country will learn to sign one of the charity’s songs that have been especially composed for the event.

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 are available to download from iTunes and cost 99p each. Everyone who registers for sign2sing will have access to digital resources which are available to download from www.sign2sing.org.uk.

For more information, visit the website 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.