HURST's Simon Brownbill with Seashell Trust students Evie Gilbert and Vincent Parkinson

HURST accountants choose Seashell as its charity of year

29th February 2016

Staff at accountants and business advisers HURST have chosen Seashell Trust as the firm’s charity of the year.

HURST will dedicate its efforts towards raising thousands of pounds for new specialist gym equipment.

Fundraising activities planned by the firm include undertaking a sponsored Three Peaks Challenge in fancy dress and entering a team in the 10km Great Manchester Run. Other events will include a quiz night, a bake-off competition and the firm’s annual corporate football tournament.

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Boy in wheelchair enjoys sports activity at Seashell Trust with help of a carer

Help us be more active: collect Sainbury's vouchers

11th February 2016

Seashell Trust is making an appeal for Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers.

Our Royal School Manchester students love sport but are in desperate need for new equipment.

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's is giving away vouchers which shoppers can donate to the school or youth organisation of their choice.

For every £10 spent in a superstore or £5 in a Sainsbury's Local one voucher will be issued

The vouchers will be exchanged for sports gear from our wishlist.

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Shepherds proves to be great friend

09th February 2016

Seashell Trust has good friends in the community.

Shepherds Friendly Society has donated over £2,000 for our students.

The Cheadle mutual society gave £1,100, for equipment in the new playground, which is the final part of the £10million housing development at our Cheadle Hulme campus.

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Fred Finley Seashell Trust's Dominic Tinner and Seashell student Jonathan Jemison

Check out our latest cheque from captain's golf day

25th January 2016

Stockport businessman Fred Finley handed over more than £3,000 to Seashell Trust  after his Captain's charity day at Didsbury Golf club.

Some 24 teams took to part in the fourball better ball competition, to support the children and young people with complex disabilities who live and study with us.

Dominic Tinner, from Seashell Trust, said: “Seashell Trust would like to thank Fred for all the fundraising he undertook during his year as Captain and to all the golfers who supported his magnificent efforts.”


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ADP staff hand over some of their many presents to Seashell Trust

ADP's angel tree makes our Christmas wishes come true

22nd December 2015

All the Seashell Trust students' Christmas dreams are coming true – thanks to a Cheadle company.

Business outsourcers Automatic Data Processing Ltd asked us what presents our students would most like to receive this year.

All our young people have significant learning difficulties compounded by a variety of additional disabilities including deafness, blindness, deafblindness, autism, physical disability and a number of rare syndromes.

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Seashell Trust student Daniel Follon meets Father Christmas and his elves from Bentley Manchester

Santa gives up sleigh for a Bentley to visit our Christmas party

21st December 2015

Santa Claus arrived in style at Seashell Trust's Christmas party.

He made an early pitstop with his elves, from Bentley Manchester, to drop off some presents for our students.

And while his sleigh was being readied for the big night, the big man and his team travelled in classic cars.

Will Woodhead, marketing manager for Bentley Manchester based in Knutsford, said: “We filled the boots of our Bentley Mulsanne and Rolls-Royce Ghost with huge sacks of presents. A couple of drivers chauffeured the children in the cars – it is a special experience we hope they loved

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 Seashell Trust's Dominic Tinner receiving cheque from Ian Hall, co-chair of NORFOX, Charlie Womersley of the Sportsman's Curry Club, and Stewart Grant, co-chair of NORFOX

Curry-loving sports fans raise £6,000 for specialist bike

21st December 2015

Our students will be getting a £6,000 bike for Christmas – thanks to curry-loving sports fans.

The Sportsman’s Curry Club, through its partnership with the property and construction sector charity charity NORFOX, has raised the £6,000 for Seashell Trust.

The social lunch club hosts city centre fundraising events, with cricketer Matthew Hoggard MBE as its most recent guest speaker.

The money raised by the SCC and Norfox will purchase a specialist Draisin Plus bicycle for our students.

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Khalifa Souayad with Seashell Trust staff Michelle Jackson and Stephanie Burrows, Linda Miles from The Brian Kennedy Trust, and Royal College Manchester students Luke Delaney on the go-karts

Christmas comes early with new bikes from Brian Kennedy Trust

18th December 2015

A Cheshire children's charity has helped get our students on their bikes for Christmas.

The Brian Kennedy Trust donated £6,000 to purchase two trikes and two go-karts to School and College.

Khalifa Souayed, 16, is a student at our School. He has severe learning difficulties and a degenerative condition in his ankles making walking painful.

His teacher Rachel Dwyer, said: “Khalifa loves to interact with others but gets incredibly anxious. Although he shares a classroom with another student twice a week, he still spends a lot of time learning by himself.

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Morven Law and Carole Bayne from Law Print and Packaging meet Seashell Trust students Reims and Cayman Norton

Law Print's £10,000 gift will help us pack students' lives full of fun

16th December 2015

We got a great early Christmas present for all wrapped up from a Stockport packaging firm.

Morven Law and Carole Bayne from Law Print and Packaging, based in Hazel Grove, visited our Christmas fair to hand over a cheque for £10,000.

Seashell Trust runs the Royal School and College Manchester, providing a secure and happy environment for profoundly disabled children and young people live and learn.

The level of support our students require is very expensive and we rely heavily on donations to help give them a wonderful and interesting life.

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Dan Snee

Dan's DofE run plan set to net £2,500 for classmates

15th December 2015

One of our Royal School Manchester students is running to raise £2,500 to take his classmates on school trips.

Daniel Snee, aged 16, from Fixby, Huddersfield, is deafblind and also has severe development delay, severe autism, sensory processing dysfunction, epilepsy and no speech.

As part of his silver Duke of Edinburgh award, Dan is combining the sport and charity sections in a sponsored run. The fund will provide for trips and experiences his class friends might not be able to access otherwise.

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APEM sportive team Tom House, Richard Bassett, Joe Allaby, Rear: Keith Hendry, Martin Spence

APEM's sportive team raises £1,100 in 60-mile slog

14th December 2015

An environmental consultancy raised £1,100 for Seashel Trust students.

The team of six from Manchester-based APEM, which specialises in freshwater and marine ecology, rode in this year's cycle sportive.

They took on the challenging 60-mile route with 7,500 ft of climbing through the Cheshire and Derbyshire countryside.

Richard Bassett, from APEM said: “Seashell Trust is APEM’s adopted charity. We help out in a few different ways, including recently offering work experience. A number of our staff are keen cyclists, including managing director Keith Hendry.

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Milan Mohedien supporting his brother Aran playing the gamelan

Splashing time at inclusive swim and music family fun days

12th November 2015

Seashell Trust has combined music and swimming in a series of fully inclusive events for children with special needs and their families.

Families got the chance to meet others who have the same struggles with participation in sports and activity clubs. Parents could share experiences and support each other while their disabled children and their siblings made new friends.

We are the proud home to a gamelan, an Indonesian percussion orchestra. The vibrations of the gamelan are an excellent way for those with impaired vision and hearing to take part in music.

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