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Record bid by little monkeys
9:30am Friday 25th January 2013 in News
ST HELENS schoolchildren taking part in a charity world- record breaker next month are being asked to raise money by wearing a scarf like Olli the monkey.
Lansbury Bridge School on Lansbury Avenue in Parr, Queens Park Church of England Primary School on Rivington Road in St Helens and Robins Lane Primary School on Robins Lane have signed up to join in with the event.
SignHealth, which is organising the sign2sing event, is inviting participants to wear a scarf like the children’s book character in return for a suggested £1 donation on Wednesday, February 6.
Steve Powell, chief executive at the national deaf healthcare charity SignHealth, said: “Sign2sing is our world record- breaking attempt for the most people signing and singing a song at the same time and takes place on February 6.
“We are asking everyone taking part to wear a scarf like our mascot Olli the monkey to school on the day of sign2sing and take in their £1 donation.
“Teachers and parents are welcome to join in. The money raised from the event will be used to continue our work helping to improve the mental and physical health and well-being of deaf people, including deaf children.”
The project is in its third year, and the current world record is 114,277.
SignHealth is hoping to smash its previous two records and involve more than 175,000 youngsters.