BP M&S staff with students Adam Lloyd, Jonathan Cripps and Reims Norton.

Seashell students are guests of honour at store opening

03rd December 2014

A food store had some very special guests to cut the ribbon when it reopened after a rebuild.

The staff at M&S Food on Alderley Road in Wilmslow have chosen to support Seashell Trust.


To celebrate the new shop at the BP Garage, they invited three students from the trust to be guests of honour at the grand reopening.


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Robert Barber learning how to set a table for a wedding reception

New internship programme gives students job skills they need

12th November 2014

Only seven per cent of people with a learning disability are in paid employment, according to the Office for National Statistics.


This week is Learning Disabilities Work Experience Week organised by charity Mencap and Inclusive Employers, which helps employers to develop an inclusive workplace.


It aims to improve the employability of people with learning difficulties, and raise awareness of the benefits for businesses in thinking differently about who they recruit.

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 Luke Morrow ,Mariyam Vohra, and Julia Smith signing and singing at the Trafford Centre

Students sign up for equality in education campaign

12th November 2014

Seashell Trust students signed up to a national campaign calling for equality in education for young people with disability.


Three students took part in a sign song event at Trafford Centre in support of the The Association of National Specialist Colleges (Natspec) Right Not A Fight campaign.


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Whitfield and Brown team on route to raising money for Seashell Trust

Whitfield and Brown building even closer relationship with Seashell Trust

04th November 2014

A contractor is proving equally good at building houses and relationships.


Whitfield and Brown is managing the build of 17 state-of-the-art homes for Seashell Trust's students the first nine of which are due for completion later this year.


At their annual team building event, 14 Whitfield and Brown staff hiked 15 miles in the Lake District to show their support for the profoundly disabled students at Seashell Trust.


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Seashell Trust student Robyn Gee working at Starkey

Lord Freud got it wrong: disabled people are vital to workforce

20th October 2014

Seashell Trust has hit out at Lord Freud's controversial comments about employees with disabilities – and says they have, in fact, a vital role to fulfil in the workforce


Lord Freud, welfare reform minister, has been forced to apologise after referring to working people with disabilities as: “There is a group... where actually as you say they're not worth the full wage and actually I'm going to go and think about that particular issue, whether there is something we can do... if someone wants to work for £2 an hour.”

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Emma Jane Shaw and Lewis Easdown in superhero costumes

Captain America and Supergirl turn into Seashell superheroes

15th October 2014

Superheroes flew into action to raise cash for Seashell Trust.


Student teacher Emma Jane Shaw, and her boyfriend Lewis Easdown, both aged 20, donned the iconic costumes to take on the zip wire over Salford Quays.


The pair also abseiled down the Trafford Centre bell tower recently for our students at Royal School Manchester.


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Seashell student on rowing machine taking the Channel challenge

Seashell students and Sodexo staff channel energy to raise £1,400

15th October 2014

Facilities management firm Sodexo at Astra Zeneca had a lot of fun raising £1,415 for Seashell Trust.


Some of the students went along to two fun days held at Astra Zeneca's Alderley Edge and Macclesfield sites and joined in a sponsored relay row of the English Channel on a rowing machine another all the other attractions.


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Jordan Roberts looking fresh-faced after Going Sober For October

Jordan's feeling fresh-faced after going sober for October

15th October 2014

A 'weekend partier' has decided to cheers to the beers for a whole month to help our students.


Jordan Roberts has taken up the challenge to put down the pints and do Sober October in aid of the Seashell Trust.


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Hannah Dooley and Ashleigh Kent at the top of the tower before the charity abseil

Brave pair get roped into terrifying abseil challenge

08th October 2014

Adventurous fundraisers went over the top to help Seashell Trust students.


The petrified pair took on the Trafford Centre abseil challenge.


Eighteen-year-olds Hannah Dooley, from Cranage, and Ashleigh Kent, from Goostrey, in Cheshire, raised £700 after sliding down the side of the 170ft bell tower.


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BDO Chris Heatlie with his team of Gordon Lane, Peter Smith and John Taylor

Golfers hole out with £10,400 for Seashell Trust

16th September 2014

BDO accountants won the annual Seashell Trust Golf Day that raised a record £10,400.


The Manchester firm scored 96 points in the four-person team event at Wilmslow Golf Club.


Also on 96 points but losing out on a card play-off were Ezeread from Woodford and Cheadle coach firm Bullocks.


Next best on 95 points was the Stockport Express team led by editor Paul Harrison.


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Talking Tots children with just some of the cuddly toys they have collected

Teddy bears' picnic for tiny rotate-a-ted fundraisers

10th September 2014

There were more that just the 'bear' necessities at a very special charity teddy bears' picnic.


The party in the park was to mark the start of Gatley Rotary Club's rotate-a-ted project.


Cuddly bears that have been outgrown by their owners are being given a new lease of life and new homes to raise money for Seashell Trust.


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Student Harrison Linley-Jones comes face-to-face with a Minion at Tesco Handforth reopening

'Despicable' fun as Tesco donates £250

10th September 2014

A supermarket marked its reopening celebration by donating £250 to Seashell Trust.


Students visited the refurbished Tesco at the Paddock in Handforth to join in the 'Despicable' fun. They enjoyed meeting a Minion from the film Despicable Me and trying out an Aston Martin for size as well as food tasting.


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