Giant sculpture of a bee is back at Seashell Trust

Seashell is buzzing about the return of Shellbee, our Bee in the City

16th November 2018

Seashell Trust has been a hive of activity in preparation for the return of its acclaimed Bee in the City.

It was enjoyed by thousands of visitors over the summer at the Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester’s city centre as the only bee on the trail with an inside location.

The 101 sculptures were then shown off in a full swarm for the last time at the National Cycling Centre’s Velodrome before either being auctioned off for Lord Mayor of Manchester’s We Love MCR Charity or returning to their community makers.

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Venika Mulchand with her quote about Seashell Trust

Seashell Trust's 10 out of 10: Venika Mulchand

14th November 2018

To celebrate our decade as Seashell Trust, we are sharing ten top people who have been at the heart of our family during the last ten years – staff, volunteers, supporters and most importantly our extraordinary students and their families.

Let us know who else you think is 10 out of 10!

Businesswoman Venika Mulchand has been involved with Seashell Trust since 2004. She is a volunteer, annual ball helper and fundraiser extraordinaire.

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Cheadle and Gatley JFC players and coaches all throwing footballs up in the air celebrating on Seashell Trust's 3G pitch

Junior footballers are having a ball on Seashell Trust's new 3G pitch

13th November 2018

A new era of sport has kicked off at Seashell Trust.

The state-of-the-art 3G pitch has hosted its first footballers. Cheadle and Gatley JFC has moved its training sessions to our Stanley Road campus

The junior players, aged between 8 and 12, are taking advantage of the all-weather pitch.

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Seashell student claps in celebration

Happy birthday to us! Ten out of ten for decade as Seashell Trust

06th November 2018

Seashell Trust is ten today!

On November 7, 2008 the former Royal Schools for the Deaf, now a national centre of excellence in care and special education, took inspiration from its heritage and long-term logo - the conch shell, with the shape of the cochlear or inner ear.

The 185-year-old charity had expanded its original remit to such an extent it needed a new name to reflect its 21st century role working with children affected by some of the most complex disabilities in the country.

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Cyclists out on the Seashell Trust's sportive riding up a hill next to a cow.

Pedal power pushes cyclists to raise £17,000 in Seashell Sportive

06th November 2018

A record entry of over 320 riders signed up for this year’s Seashell charity cycling sportive and in the process raised over £17,000 for the charity’s work.

Starting from the Seashell Trust campus in Cheadle Hulme, the cyclists from across the North West, set off on four different riders. A 50km around the Cheshire countryside; a more challenging 70km one which took in a few hills in the Derbyshire Peak; a 100km ride explored some of the amazing scenery in Staffordshire; and, the lung-busting £170km route ventured round all three counties taking in 16 listed hill climbs.

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Put Children at the Heart of Government Spending

23rd October 2018

In an open letter to Downing Street, more than 120 organisations, including Seashell Trust, have demanded that the Government recognise compelling evidence that the services and support that children and young people rely on are at breaking point.

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Seashell Trust staff receiving their award from Jenny Powell at Stockport Business Awards

We are the best not-for-profit in the borough - AGAIN!

17th October 2018

Seashell Trust has been crowned Best Not-For-Profit Organisation at the Stockport Business Awards for the second time in three years.

The annual ceremony, hosted by TV presenter Jenny Powell, was organised by Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants at Stockport Town Hall.

Darren Ashcroft, from category sponsor Ashcroft Creative Design, presented the award to representatives from the charity including director and trustee Julie Besbrode.

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Seashell's 3G sports pitch

Countdown until kick-off on Seashell's 3G sports pitch

02nd October 2018

Seashell Trust has kicked off its bid to become a centre of inclusive sport as the final touches are being put to its state-of-the-art 3G sports pitch.

It is adding the all-weather facility to its campus as part of its ongoing commitment to improve access to top quality facilities for its students and the community.

A long list of local organisations and teams have already signed up to take advantage of the brand new third generation artificial grass pitch.

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Seashell Trust students having fun on inflatables

Sign up for Knockout fundraising fun for our fantastic students

18th September 2018

Seashell Trust is looking for people to get gunged and dunked in some knockabout knockout fun for a good cause.

Our It’s A Knockout will help some of the most vulnerable children in the country at our special school, college and residential homes in Cheadle Hulme.

The young people face tremendous physical challenges every day but enjoy rising to them and now we are challenging teams to take on Teletubby Challenge, the Cannon Run, and the Ultimate Relay on the Knockout course.

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Welcome to new CEO and Principal, Jolanta McCall

03rd September 2018

As children across the UK return to school this week, Stockport’s school for children and young people with complex and severe learning
disabilities, The Seashell Trust, prepares to welcome its newly appointed Chief Executive Jolanta McCall.

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20-year-old Stephen, who attends Seashell Trust’s Royal College Manchester, enjoying a ride around the campus with residential support worker, Geoff James

MyHearing is the latest sponsor of Seashell sportive

22nd August 2018

Newly-launched independent hearing solutions company, MyHearing, has signed up as the latest sponsor of the 2018 Seashell Trust charity sportive.

Formerly the Royal School for the Deaf Manchester founded in 1823, Seashell Trust now caters exclusively for the country’s most profoundly disabled children and young people who additionally have little or no ability to communicate verbally.  A significant proportion have a hearing impairment.

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Cherylee Houston with Seashell Trust student

Corrie star Cherylee is Seashell Trust's new ambassador

03rd August 2018

Coronation Street star Cherylee Houston has been unveiled as Seashell Trust’s new ambassador.

And the actress and campaigner, who plays Izzy Armstrong on the famous cobbles, has been using the power of drama to help the increase the possibility of employment for our College students.

Cherylee, who uses a wheelchair due to a rare connective tissue disorder Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, brought her TripleC artists’ collective to the Trust’s centre of excellence in Cheadle Hulme.

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