Weymouth Rock Choir to join attempt to smash sign2sing record

Dorset Echo: WE’RE ON SONG: Wyke Regis Infant School pupils taking part in a sign2sing record attempt last year WE’RE ON SONG: Wyke Regis Infant School pupils taking part in a sign2sing record attempt last year

A CHOIR in Weymouth is supporting a world record attempt for the most people signing and singing on the same day.

The Weymouth branch of Rock Choir will get involved in SignHealth’s sign2sing record attempt in February, 2014.

Rock Choir leader for Weymouth Stacey Hobday, right, 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.”

The sign2sing attempt is national deaf healthcare charity SignHealth’s annual fundraising event.

Rock Choir was established in 2005, by award-winning singer and musician Caroline Redman Lusher and is the UK’s largest contemporary choir.

There are no auditions and no requirements to read music, so everyone can join, and currently there are more than 16,000 Rock Choir members across the UK.

The members learn specially arranged versions of pop songs which they perform at various events, many of which help to raise money and awareness for charity.

The record attempt takes place on February 5 and SignHealth is asking people to get involved in various fundraising activities during the week of the event.

Linda Petrons, events and corporate fundraiser at SignHealth, explained: “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.”

Earlier this year 116,980 teachers and pupils from across the country, including in Dorset, took part in SignHealth’s third sign2sing event and broke the Guinness World Record. The previous record, which the charity also set was 114,277.

The charity hopes to break its own record for the fourth time and involve more than 150,000 people.

People from Dorset wishing to take part in sign2sing are invited to register at sign2sing.org.uk

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