Signs good for a record

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CHILDREN from Northumberland are being invited to sign up for a world-record-breaking attempt for the most people signing and singing at the same time.

The national deaf healthcare charity SignHealth is hoping more than 150,000 schoolchildren will join in with the event taking place on February 8, 2012.

Steve Powell, Chief Executive at SignHealth, said: “Earlier this year 94,489 children took part in our sign2sing 2011 event, including pupils from Morpeth, and smashed the Guinness World Records.

“The previous record was 13,418.

“On February 8, 2012, we are once again inviting schoolchildren to take part in the world record attempt for the most people signing and singing a song simultaneously.”

A song is being composed specifically for the event, which will also be a fund-raiser for the charity through sponsorship from businesses and a suggested donation of £1 for everyone taking part.

For more information, contact SignHealth on 01494 687600 or visit