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Deaf charity seeks volunteers for new record attempt
12:40pm Friday 27th September 2013 in News
A deaf healthcare charity is looking for people to take part in a world record attempt in a bid to inspire people to learn sign language.
SignHealth is seeking for volunteers or all ages to take part in its Sign2Sing event in February 5, 2014.
During the annual event participants will learn a song and be taught how to sign the words at the same time.
Steve Powell, chief executive of the charity, said: “We have run the event successfully for the past three years and our aim for the 2014 event is to inspire our next generation of healthcare professionals about the importance of good communication.
“Deaf people often find it more difficult to access healthcare and health information and because of this, deaf men, women and children are more likely to suffer ill health.
“By ensuring our next generation of healthcare professionals are aware of deafness and BSL, we will help to break down communication barriers and ensure equal access.
“We hope lots of adults and children from Colchester will join in with sign2sing 2014 and learn some BSL.”
In the 2013 attempt 116,980 people took part in the event, smashing the previous record of 114,277.
To take part, people are asked to donate £1 to the charity, which will be used to help improve the mental and physical well-being of deaf people.
For more information call 01494687600 or visit www.signtosign.org.uk.
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