Make a difference through community fundraising

Help Seashell make a difference in the lives of children and young people with complex needs.  Seashell has a national reputation for the learning difficulties support and education we provide for children and young people who come to us from across the UK.  Many of our students with SEND and residents require one-on-one round-the-clock care from highly trained and dedicated staff who work hard to provide the best possible support.  Help us to raise funds to ensure we provide the very best facilities and life experiences and continue supporting people with learning difficultiesThrough fundraising methods such as charity event fundraising, we can continue to make a difference and continually improve our facilities.

Be a Seashell Superhero

Become a Seashell Superhero and fundraise for us on or around Tuesday, 16th July 2024 – Disability Awareness Day.

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Fundraising Ideas 2023

2023 is a very special year for Seashell as the charity celebrates its 200th anniversary. We are very proud of our achievements which wouldn’t have been possible without your support. We’d love you to help us continue to change young lives, providing the very best facilities for the children and young adults we educate and care for. Need some inspiration? Check out our special Bicentenary community fundraising guide.

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Challenge Events

Always fancied challenging yourself to a run, walk or hike? Or maybe you have always wanted to give skydiving a go – why not join #TeamSeashell and give it a try this year, while raising money for a good cause?

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Corporate Support

Are you a company looking to support a charity working on the frontline, caring for and protecting very vulnerable young people? Get involved and make an impact in young people’s lives with charity event fundraising.

How You Can help

Seashell Lottery

Join our weekly lottery for the chance to win up to £25,000!

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Trusts and Foundations

Trust and Foundations locally and nationally choosing to sponsor a charity such as us has been vital to Seashell, helping make a real difference to the children and young people we care for, educate and support.

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Transforming Lives Appeal

Seashell’s Project Transformation is one of the biggest school capital projects in the UK. We’re not just building a new school; we are building a new future for thousands of children and young people with acute special needs and we need your help. By getting involved with community fundraising, we can improve the lives of countless children together.

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Our history

Our charity was founded in 1823 and enjoys a rich history, originally opening as a deaf school for children in rented premises in Salford. We look forward to celebrating our bicentenary in 2023.

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We are committed to ensuring that we can support as many children, young people and families that need us as possible. To do this we need your financial support. Get involved and sponsor a charity today.

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It was an enormous step to make such a big move to an entirely different part of the country but it was a brilliant decision and we have absolutely no regrets…without a doubt, the key to Elliot’s happiness and his successes at the school has been down to the care, skills, commitment and expertise of everyone there.

Elliot's Mum

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Come and see our fantastic school and facilities for yourself

If you’d like to see what we get up to at Seashell and our range of facilities that help people with SEND each day, get in touch with someone from our friendly team on 0161 610 0100 or email us at

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