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Sign of the Week

22nd - 28th February 2021

Learn a new word every week and be inspired to get signing.

This week's sign is...


You can download the symbol and line drawing of the sign for Dirty from the Makaton Library:


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Coronavirus Test

Coronavirus Test

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Zanna shows us how to sign Coronavirus Test.


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13th January 2021


Women’s health resource

Women’s health resource

Young woman talking with a teenage girl, who has Down's syndrome

Would you like to help The Makaton Charity to develop a women’s health resource?

Sarah, a student from Stirling University, has teamed up with one of our Senior Tutors, Shelina Mitha, to carry out an incredibly worthwhile research project to support women in understanding their menstrual cycle. Selina and Sarah have developed resources specifically around this topic, including a social story on growing up and having a period, along with a communication board to support conversations.

They are looking for families who use Makaton who would benefit from this resource, and be willing to be interviewed about their experience over Zoom, to provide feedback. If you are interested in piloting the resource and are willing to take part in a short Zoom interview, please email smayes.makaton@gmail.com for more information. Thank you!


9th February 2021


£5,000 Donation from Farnborough Airport

£5,000 Donation from Farnborough Airport

Aeoroplane on runway at Farnborough Airport

At the start of 2020, Farnborough Airport chose The Makaton Charity as their ‘Charity of the Year’ partner, with great hopes of running many fundraising events throughout the year, and raising awareness of the Makaton language programme. Unfortunately, due to the Covid pandemic, that wasn’t to be, and the partnership took a backseat to more immediate and serious issues.

We were delighted to be contacted by Farnborough Airport to hear that they were donating £5,000 as their commitment to the partnership, and that they hope 2021 will see more face-to-face events and wider fundraising efforts.

Huge thanks to Farnborough Airport for this wonderful donation – a real surprise in such difficult times.


9th February 2021


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