Vincent Parkinson with his dad James, brother Harry and sisters Florence and Nainsi

Father's generous wedding present to Seashell Trust

12th May 2015

A father asked his wedding guests to donate to Seashell Trust instead of gifts.

James Parkinson, from Sabden, Clitheroe, recently married Amanda Dugdale at St Nicholas Church, in the village, watched by his children Florence, Harry, Nainsi and Vincent.

And their generous friends and families gave a very special wedding present of £1,500 to Seashell Trust, which cares for Vincent, aged 14.

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Lee Chapman and Paul Tunnock from RBS with Royal School Manchester student Harrison Linley-Jones and learning support assistant, Andrea Wollaston

RBS donates £18,000 of technology to students

12th May 2015

Seashell Trust has received £18,000 of specialist equipment from RBS that will help transform the lives of disabled young people.

The Royal School and College Manchester, run by Seashell Trust, use assistive technology to teach independence and to encourage its students, many of whom have autism, learning difficulties and communication disorders, to interact with the world.

Lee Chapman and Paul Tunnock from RBS, visited Seashell Trust to see the audio-visual assistive equipment in action.

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Seashell Trust Julia Smith with a poster appealing for votes

Vote Seashell in bid for £25,000 for CADS

12th May 2015

Never mind the General Election, the Seashell Trust needs your vote.

The charity is looking to win a grant of up to £25,000 from the Aviva Community Fund.

Seashell Trust runs Children's Able and Disabled Sport (CADS). It gives disabled young people, aged five to 18, opportunities to enjoy sports activities in Stockport alongside their non-disabled friends in an inclusive, non-judgmental setting.

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Evie Gilbert meets the Easter bunny, Wendy Baker-Rees from Shepherds Friendly Society.

Easter bunny hops in for visit with Shepherds Friendly Society

08th April 2015

Shepherds Friendly Society brought the Easter bunny to hand out eggs to students at the Seashell Trust-run Royal School Manchester

Wendy Bray, of Seashell Trust, said: “Shepherd's has a been fantastic supporter of ours over the last year, donating £1,000 for a bird hide. raised by a lunch and bake sales. Many of its staff have also been to volunteer on campus and more are coming to help at our triathlon on May 1."

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Morson CEO: firms should value disabled employees

08th April 2015

A CEO of a top engineering recruitment firm has called on businesses to employ more staff with disabilities.

Ged Mason, of Morson Group based in Trafford Park, is a long-term fundraiser for Seashell Trust.

He said: “But it was only after I attended the trust's Valuing Employment showcase I realised we could be so much more and we are now delighted to be playing our part.”

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Volunteer inspires grandaughter to year of fundraising

01st April 2015

A schoolgirl has been inspired to raise money for Seashell Trust by her grandma who volunteers here.

Ella Walker has pledged a year of fundraising, and persuaded her class at Manchester High School for Girls to adopt the trust as its charity of the year.

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Minister for disabled people Mark Harper and prospective Conservative MP for Cheadle Mary Robinson meet Seashell Trust student Harrison Linley-Jones

Minister full of praise for outstanding Seashell Trust

30th March 2015

The Minister of State for Disabled People Mark Harper visited Seashell Trust to see some of its 'outstanding' work.

Recently rated outstanding again across all areas of the school, college and residential provision, Seashell Trust provides a creative, happy and secure environment for children and adults with complex and severe learning disabilities, which include little or no language abilities.

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BT Openreach volunteers at Seashell Trust

BT apprentices ring the changes in sensory garden

26th March 2015

A group of 17 apprentices from BT Openreach visited Seashell Trust to help get its gardens ready for spring.

The volunteers visited as part of BT Openreach’s Apprentice Week.

Their mascot Ollie was on hand to meet the students.

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Staff from Caremark sell off their cakes and biscuits to help the disabled students of the Seashell Trust

Fundraising is a piece of cake for Caremark

25th March 2015

Generous bakers rolled up their sleeves and raised some dough for Seashell Trust.

Caremark, a local home care provider in Handforth, held a cake sale as part of a recruitment day.

They made £100 selling baked treats at The Paddock, Handforth.


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Seashell Trust student Cayman Norton and Prof Adam Ockelford

World-renowned music professor visits gamelan project

17th March 2015

A leading academic visited Seashell Trust to see how it uses music to help severely disabled young people.

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Father Mark Rose with Jamie and Taylor, and Jamie's girlfriend Katie Holmes

Trans-Canada cyclist promises to go naked if he hits £1,000

09th March 2015

A cyclist is planning to ride across Canada to raise £1,000 for Seashell Trust – and has promised to do a day in the saddle naked if he hits his target before the end of the adventure.

Jamie Rose, from Davenport, Stockport, along with schoolfriend Lewis Brindley from Offerton, is planning to cycle over 4,000 miles along the Trans-Canada Highway which runs through southern Canada in aid of Seashell Trust.

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Vodafone transform our garden

05th March 2015

A big thank you to a team from Vodafone

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