Julia, Judith, and Lesley, pictured with driver Ibrahm, brought their awards in to show Dan at  Seashell Trust.

Dan's transport team wins award from Kirklees Council

22nd September 2016

Seashell superstar student Dan Snee's award-winning ways are rubbing off.

Now his support workers Julia James, Judith Pinfold and Lesley Ferrara have won an award from Kirklees Council.

Dan, who is 16 and is  registered deafblind and has severe development delay, severe autism, sensory processing dysfunction, epilepsy and no speech, lives in Fixby in Huddersfield - some 40 miles away from Royal School Manchester here at Seashell Trust.

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Pic cap: The Forest School building at Seashell Trust was destroyed by lightning in the storms

Please help rebuild our forest school after lightning strike

21st September 2016

Seashell Trust has launched an appeal after our forest school burned down after being struck by lightning during last week's freak thunderstorm.

Fire spread through the roof of the wooden building after the bolt of lightning hit around 9pm.

The contents were destroyed along with large part of the building.

Mark Geraghty, CEO and principal of the Seashell Trust, said: “It has been extensively damaged but thankfully nobody was hurt.

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Fran Aversa and Luke Dakin

Pair's epic 620-mile hike across Spain for Seashell Trust

14th September 2016

A pair of university graduates from Sheffield are planning to walk across Spain to raise money for a charity for disabled children.

Luke Dakin and Fran Aversa, both 22, from Loxley, Sheffield, were so moved by the amazing work of the Seashell Trust they decided to hike through the centre of Spain in October.

The pair met while Luke was studying film and tv and Fran was studying occupational therapy at York St John University.

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Carillion Morgan Sindall staff hard at work making Seashell Trust sensory garden weather-proof and safe all year round.

Carillion Morgan Sindall smooth way for students with new path

25th August 2016

Construction firm Carillion Morgan Sindall is fitting a new pathway through Seashell Trust's sensory garden.

The current path is wooden planks and unusable in the wet weather.

Seashell Trust students all have multiple complex disabilities including visual impairment and physical disabilites, including balance issues.

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A team, led by Marketing Stockport's Paul Harrison,  from a previous year's Seashell Trust golf day at Wilmslow Golf Club

Morson Group unveiled as Seashell Trust golf day sponsor

22nd August 2016

Seashell Trust is proud to announce Morson Group as sponsor for its annual golf day.

The Salford-based engineering recruitment firm is supporting the competition at Wilmslow golf club on Thursday, September 8.

We are hoping to top £8,000 raised 2015.

The ever-popular event hosts 140 prestigious guests from local and national corporates, with one regular even flying in from Italy ever year, at the Stableford competition.

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Seashell student Nick Sullivan and staff memberCarol Honeini

Grand send-off for RCM students at prom

19th August 2016

Royal College Manchester students celebrated their graduation in classic style – arriving at their prom in classic cars

Our 16 students attended their leavers' prom at the Hilton Hotel at Manchester Airport.

Lizzie McGahey, from Seashell Trust which runs RCM, said: “The students dressed to impress. Bentley provided a Rolls-Royce and a Bentley and we also hired a limousine and a party bus so all of the students arrived in style.

“It was a fabulous evening celebrating all of the students' achievements during their time at the Seashell Trust.

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The Morson team pay their respects to the fallen of the Somme at at the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge

Morson's Somme centenary bike ride raises £5,000

12th August 2016

A 200km cycle ride in commemoration of the Battle of the Somme centenary has raised over £5,000 for charity.

Engineering recruitment business Morson International team of 21 cyclists, including its CEO Ged Mason, cycled a 200km route will following the Battle of the Somme frontline during the year which marks its centenary.

The team visiting a number of memorials and graveyards in the area to pay their respects during the ride, including the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge pictured.

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artists impression of new school and campus in greater manchester

Seashell school campus plans take a step forward

02nd August 2016

Plans to create a new, state-of-the-art school and campus for children and young people with special needs have taken a step forward this week.

Seashell Trust has this week released a series of images of what the new £45 million school and extensive campus development on Stanley Road, Cheadle Hulme, could look like.

Chief Executive and School Principal Mark Geraghty described the scheme: “We are very excited about the plans for the new school and today we are proud to release these fantastic images of what the school could look like as part of the new scheme.

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Golfers from 2015's Seashell Trust golf day standing in front of a Wilmslow golf club sign

Help Seashell golf day's 21st celebrations go with a swing

01st August 2016

Seashell Trust' s golf day is coming of age at Wilmslow golf club on Thursday, September 8.

The annual Stableford competition, which was won last year by F&G Commercials, is celebrating its 21st year.

The event raised £8,000 in 2015 and fundraisers are hoping to top this figure and are appealing for event sponsors from the business community.

The sell-out event hosts 140 prestigious guests from local and national corporates, with one regular even flying in from Italy ever year.

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Jonathan Clark, Marc Ratcliffe and James Wright are shown the large screen tvs their donations bought by Dominic Tinner, head of fundraising at Seashell Trust

RSA Manchester donate TVs for new houses

27th July 2016

Insurers Royal & Sun Alliance made a very generous donation to Seashell Trust.

They handed over a cheque for over £1,700.

Jonathan Clark, Marc Ratcliffe and James Wright from the Manchester office visited us to see it had been used to provide televisions for some of the student houses that were recently built on site.  

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Hurst team completes three peaks challenge

HURST team scales the Three Peaks for Seashell Trust

12th July 2016

A team of 13 from accountants and business advisers HURST conquered the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales to raise thousands of pounds for Seashell Trust.

The intrepid group, including partner Nigel Barratt and associate partner Liz Gallagher, raised more than £6,000 by completing the Three Peaks Challenge, which involves scaling Ben Nevis (4,413ft), Scafell Pike (3,209ft) and Snowdon (3,560ft) in under 24 hours.

Corporate finance manager Ian Dawson was the fastest of the group, completing the challenge in 22 hours and 47 minutes.

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Students and staff from Seashell Trust are thrilled with their new Sunshine coach from Variety, the children's charity

Students thrilled by Sunshine coach from mystery donor

04th July 2016

A generous mystery benefactor has teamed up with Barclays to donate a Sunshine coach from Variety, the children's charity, to the Seashell Trust.

We have been presented with the £40,000 minibus, sponsored by an anonymous donor with partnership funding from Barclays Corporate in the North West.

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