In 2023, Seashell Trust is celebrating 200 years of providing care, guidance and support to individuals in need. After hitting this charity milestone, it’s only right that we celebrate our bicentenary in style!

The history of Seashell goes back to June 1823 when eight girls and six boys were given places at the school for deaf children funded by public subscriptions. Within four years, demand grew, requiring a purpose-built school to be built. Fast-forward 196 years and Seashell now houses dozens of individuals, helping them through their education and daily life.

Celebrate our bicentenary with us by reading stories from people at Seashell, and finding out about our exciting upcoming events.

Our Stories

As we celebrate our bicentenary in 2023, we share our stories and shine a light on some of the thousands of people who have shaped and been shaped by our charity.

Read all about how Seashell has impacted their lives here.

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Our Bicentenary Year

To celebrate our incredible charity milestone, we’re putting the finishing touches to a calendar of events and activities throughout 2023. This will provide opportunities for our students, staff and community to be part of our bicentenary celebrations.

You can find out more from Seashell Matters, our e-newsletter, or by visiting our Events Calendar to check for updates.

Upcoming events

Our History

200 years of charity.

Our history