Seashell Trust to open accessible football facility for disabled children

25th July 2017

Seashell Trust has secured funds to build a state of the art, fully accessible football facility that will open the game up to disabled and able-bodied children.

Located in Cheadle Hulme near Stockport, the new football pitch will benefit the disabled children and young people who live and study on site, as well as players at all levels across the region.

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Scott and Warren Wilson from Lyme Design and Build, and Jo Barber and Wendy Bray from Seashell Trust

Lyme Design and Build's £4,000 for Seashell from golf day

21st July 2017

Hazel Grove's Lyme Design and Build's inaugural golf day for Seashell Trust raised more than £4,000.

Around 60 clients, suppliers and employees of the construction firm played at the Hazel Grove Golf Club followed by a dinner with a silent auction and raffle.

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Cheadle Hulme youngsters benefit from new Lord's Taverners minibus

17th July 2017

Representatives of the Lord’s Taverners were in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire last week (14 July) to present staff and pupils at Seashell Trust with a new wheelchair accessible minibus.

Since 1976, the Lord’s Taverners has placed over 1,150 accessible minibuses across schools in the UK. The iconic Lord’s Taverners minibuses provide disadvantaged and disabled young people with the chance to engage with their local community by getting more access to the facilities on offer and build important life skills in the process.

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Guests at the Boodles tennis tournament at the Mere for Seashell Trust

Boodles serves up glamorous tennis fundraiser for Seashell

04th July 2017

Seashell Trust students netted a fantastic result at the glamorous Boodles Tennis at the Mere tournament.

Top players served up some ace tennis action in the beautiful sunshine at the society fundraiser on the courts at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa, near Knutsford.

The three-day event, featuring international stars Kim Clijisters, Marion Bartoli, Goran Ivanisevic, Richard Krajicek and Xavier Malisse, raised £10,000 for Seashell Trust.

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Seashell Trust's Wendy Bray receives the cheque from Starkey staff

Starkey's year of support for Seashell Trust

04th July 2017

Stockport firm Starkey Hearing Technologies has donated £750 to Seashell Trust.

We care for and educates children and young people with complex learning disabilities and communication difficulties from across the UK, many of whom are deaf or have auditory issues.

The Hazel Grove hearing aid manufacturer has chosen us as its charity of the year.

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Ball sponsors and long-time Seashell Trust supporters PZ Cussons and guests

Seashell supporters have a ball in Wonderland

03rd July 2017

Seashell Trust guests had a wonderful time at its Alice in Wonderland-inspired spring ball.

The 250 partygoers at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate raised £54,000 to support the our student.

Jo Barber, fundraiser at Seashell, said: “On behalf of everyone at Seashell Trust, I’d like to thank everyone who joined us at the ball for a fabulous evening of fundraising for a great cause, and we look forward to welcoming everyone again next year.”

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Sherann Hillman receiving her MBE from HRH the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace

Prince Charles presents Seashell's Sherann with MBE

26th June 2017

Seashell Trust's Sherann Hillman has received her MBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

It was announced Sherann, who is head of Seashell's Family Services, had been honoured in the Queen's New Year's list for her services to children with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Gander co-founders Christian Mancier, Brian Bradley and Andrew Deighton

Gander pledges year's support to Seashell Trust

01st June 2017

Seashell Trust is proud to announce Stockport business initiative for students Gander has adopted them as its charity partner.

Gander builds relationships between the business community and colleges in Stockport. It gives the workforce of the future an insight, or 'gander' into their business and employers are supporting the future of Stockport and its economy. Students benefit from seeing and hearing about the wide range of local industries and the opportunities they can provide.

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Lewis Smith handing over his cheque with mum Michelle at the Seashell Trust

Way with words spells out sponsorship for Lewis

26th May 2017

A former Seashell swimmer has made a splash with his spelling to raise money.

Lewis Smith, a pupil at The Ryleys prep school in Alderley Edge, took part a sponsored spelling test and nominated Seashell Trust as his chosen charity.

His way with words garnered a fanstastic £40.

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Pinarello cyclists conquer Mont Ventoux for Seashell

25th May 2017

Sambro’s Nikki Samuels, Bobby Arora, owner of B&M, Simon Showman from Ultimate Products and Naresh Abrol from Union Property, dubbed the Pinarello Bikers, cycled just over 365 miles last week over 5 days in the Provence region of France which included a total elevation gain over those 5 days of just over 25500 ft (8700 meters) taking in the breath-taking 14 mile climb of the infamous Mont Ventoux to support the Seashell Trust’s Transforming Lives Appeal. 

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Seashell student Elliot Smart being supported by Debbie Mellor.

We are on our marks for North West Games with Natspec

22nd May 2017

Seashell Trust's annual inter-special college sports day is going for gold with disabled students from across the region.

This year it has become the North West Games and it is being held in partnership with Natspec (National Association of Specialist Colleges)

The games, started by Seashell Trust in 2010 with a handful of participants, has grown into a regional event with 180 students from 13 special colleges across the North West.

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Macc Beer Fest Ben Whiteley, Chris Stairmand, Alex Proctor, Carl Enser (all Macc Round table)

Cheers and a big thank you! Macclesfield Beer Fest is best ever

08th May 2017

The Macclesfield Beer Festival is toasting its 'the best year ever'.

The annual event, held at Macclesfield Rugby Club and supported by Macclesfield Round Table and CAMRA, served pints to more than 4,000 visitors this weekend.

And it was all for a good cause: us!

The money raised from all the pints supped is going towards a pavilion and outdoor area for our students to enjoy.

Ben Whiteley, from Macclesfield Round Table, said 115 volunteers donated their time.

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