We all need a little ‘sunshine in our hearts’ at the moment.
Here is your opportunity to get involved with a great event, help raise awareness of children who struggle to communicate and make a real difference for families affected in these very challenging times.
Get your family / class / group of friends to join in with the Afasic ‘Sign and Sing’ on Thursday 4th June at 10am and come together as a community, bringing people together to share a moment at this very difficult time in all our lives.
Children can learn some sign language and we provide the music if you want to play along with your favourite instrument as well.
The first 100 people to contact us (select Mark Thompson) with their email address to confirm they will be taking part will be invited to join our live ‘zoom’ session on the day – but don’t let that stop you setting up your own groups to share the moment with – we really want as many as possible to get involved!
‘Sunshine in my heart’, was written by Alison Burns (www.aliburns.co.uk) who has very kindly given us permission to use it.
Sunshine in my Heart words and music (20.0 KiB, 1,584 hits)
This is appropriate for children of pretty much any age and is repetitive which makes it easy to learn. The signs have kindly been provided by Signalong, The Communication Charity (www.signalong.org.uk) and are fully explained in the downloadable PDF.
Signs for the song (1.2 MiB, 1,811 hits)
You can also listen to the song and see the signs on our YouTube channel here.
If you can make a donation or raise some funds for Afasic at the same time that would be wonderful as, like so many charities, we are really struggling at the moment and your support will enable us to help many more families across the country affected by communication disabilities. https://www.afasic.org.uk/support-us/
Afterwards if you can send us a film / photo of your involvement that would be great! Put it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. #afasicsign&sing – let’s make a noise!
Please join us – get involved and encourage as many others to join in as possible – the more the merrier!