Connah’s Quay Cobras show support for local charity with Makaton music video

Earlier this month, the Deeside-based Connah’s Quay Cobras team welcomed a group of visitors from local charity Conwy Connect to their home game against Shropshire Huskies at Deeside Leisure Centre.

Conwy Connect For Learning Disabilities (or CC4LD for short) helps promote the rights of people with a learning disability living in North Wales, and they have a special “Sing and Sign” choir which incorporates Makaton signing language into their musical performances.

Makaton is the UK’s leading programme for adults and children with learning or communication difficulties.

It is a language programme that combines signs, symbols and speech to give different options for people to communicate and is used by over 100.000 people across the country.

In the run-up to the game, the Cobras players learned some basic Makaton signs and worked with the charity to produce a joint music video performing the Guns N Roses song “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, which was then played in public for the first time on the big screen at the ice rink during the match.

You can watch the full video here.

Photo credit: Cobras IHC

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