Sibling singing helps to bring Christmas spirit
ENJOYING Christmas songs is something most of us take for granted.
But for three-year-old Christian, who suffers from cerebral palsy and is also visually impaired, it makes Christmas even more special.
With the help of his sister Jade Kilduff, Christian has been able to follow his favourite Christmas classics.
Communication is difficult for Christian, so Jade has been using sign language so he can understand the lyrics to festive tracks.
The look of sheer joy on Christian’s face shows just how much he loves being a part of the
“It is amazing, he loves it,” said Jade, 18, from Heywood.
It is part of a wider campaign Jade has launched to increase the use of sign language for people who need it, just like Christian.
To speak to Jade and the rest of his family, Christian uses Makaton, a form of sign language for children which is used across the globe.
Jade has set up an online channel where she teaches people how to sign different words.
Jade started a petition calling on the government to make teaching basic signing, such as Makaton, compulsory in all schools.
Jade Kilduff sings with her brother Christian