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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Seashell Trust Lewis Barlow and fellow student ready to go to the Seashell Trust prom 2018

Students end time at Seashell Trust with a perfect prom

30th July 2018

Seashell Trust college students celebrated their graduation with a glamorous prom.

The class of 2018 travelled to their prom at the Hilton Hotel Manchester Airport with style in a variety of luxury vehicles including Bentleys and Rolls Royce.

Students graduate the Seashell Trust-run Royal College Manchester aged around 22 years old and all have complex learning disabilities and communication difficulties.

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Lyn Barber (Seashell Trust teaching assistant) and Stret, from 100 Events, with Seashell Trust student 21-year-old Amara.

Game, set and match Seashell Trust at Boodles Tennis at the Mere

29th July 2018

Seashell Trust has netted £4,035 thanks to the generous guests at the 2018 Boodles Tennis at the Mere event.

Legends from the world of tennis including Henri Laconte Henri Leconte, Richard Krajicek and Barbara Schett entertained guests of internationally renowned jewellers, Boodles, in the delightful setting of The Mere Golf Resort and Spa in Knutsford.

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Claire Treloar (left) and Amy Townsend (right), two staff from Ultimate who took part in the sportive last year.

Ultimate saddles up as latest Seashell sportive sponsor

24th July 2018

Ultimate Creative Communications, one of the North-West's leading creative agencies, based in Knutsford in Cheshire, has signed up as the latest sponsor of the 2018 Seashell Trust charity sportive.

A feature of the Seashell Trust sportive is the quality of its feed-stations en route, providing sustenance and encouragement to the riders. The staff team at Ultimate Creative Communications will be running the largest of these at Flash, the highest village in England.

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Seashell’s Wendy Bray with Wendy Richards and Charlotte Charnley from Vibe Hair and Beauty Salon

Hair salon's fundraising birthday party is a cut above

19th July 2018

A Cheadle Hulme hair and beauty salon celebrated its fifth birthday by raising money for Seashell Trust.

Vibe Hair and Beauty Salon hosted a ladies evening with prosecco, canapés, shopping and beauty treatments and collected £663.

The staff popped over to visit the trust’s national centre of excellence also in Cheadle Hulme with their donation and met some of the students the money will help.

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Scott Wilson of Lyme with the winning team from HS Direct at the Seashell Trust golf day

Lyme designs perfect golf day fundraiser for Seashell Trust

19th July 2018

Hazel Grove construction firm Lyme Design & Build teed off an amazing day of fundraising for Seashell Trust at Hazel Grove Golf Club.

The 76 golfers holed out having raised £8,000.

The event was won by the team from Hazel Grove health and safety business HS Direct.

Golfers enjoyed a halfway house barbecue and golf buggy beer service out on the course followed by a dinner for 100 people at the club, where the bring-a-bottle barrow of booze auction raised over £800 alone.

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Seashell Trust Art teacher, Lauren Mullarkey, student, Khalifa Souyaed, Chris Emmerson, Halle Musician, Arts Technologist, Chris Ball (working with Drake Music)

Why Seashell Trust's Bee in the City is the bee all and end all

19th July 2018

As all of Manchester is buzzing about the official start of the Bee in the City street sculpture trail, Seashell Trust is set to unveil a unique creation every art lover will want to get their hands on.

While the more than one hundred giant bees will be a feast for the eyes, many people will miss out on their beauty through disability.

We made sure we considered the needs of all Mancunians in its design of our ‘Shellbee’.

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Sales Sharks coach Vicky Irwin, CADS clubber Ahnaf Khan and support worker Iain O ‘Neil enjoy wheelchair tag

Seashell aims high with new Saturday CADs youth club

06th July 2018

Seashell Trust has launched a Saturday morning youth club due to popular demand.

It has welcomed its first group of 15 children and young people after its sports and wellbeing department secured £10,000 from Stockport Council’s Aiming High service.

There are already plans to increase to 30 places for ages five-25-year-olds with range of different needs with referrals from the Aiming High Short Breaks team.

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SMART TABLE Seashell Trust student George Oliver gets a first look at the smart table with Tracey Green and Dan Curtis from Equity Housing

Students get hands-on learning with smart table from Equity Housing

04th July 2018

Cheadle housing association Equity Housing has donated a £5,000 multi-media smart table to help Seashell Trust's profoundly disabled students learn and play.

It will be an invaluable touchscreen tool for our assistive technologist Sarah Keddy to use with the young people who attend our Royal Manchester School.

Many have complex conditions including significant learning difficulties compounded by additional disabilities such as deafness, blindness, deafblindness, autism, physical disability and a number of rare syndromes.

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