Seashell Heralds Future In Welcoming New Chair

07th November 2019

Seashell's Chair of the Board of Directors, Gwen Carr, is to retire after completing her full term of 12 years within the Trust and will be replaced by Dr Robina Shah MBE.

Gwen, who has been Chair since 2014, this week stepped down from her post and handed the reins to Dr Shah, a chartered consultant psychologist and senior lecturer at Manchester Medical School, University of Manchester.

Nic Gower, Director, Chair of the Audit Committee and Royal School Manchester Governor is also retiring from The Trust having served on the board for his full term of 12 years.

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#ThisStudentCan: Evie's Story

28th October 2019

‘We thought that my daughter would never move, see or communicate, but today she can make jewellery using her hands and face to thread beads’

Evie Gilbert, now 18, was born with a rare condition called CHARGE syndrome and diagnosed as deaf and blind. Her parents were told by health professionals that Evie was unlikely to walk or communicate and would have a very passive life.

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#ThisStudentCan

10th October 2019

This Student Can: charity challenges the way workplaces look at disability 

With only 6% of people with a learning disability in paid work, the future can often be a concern for parents of those with additional needs.  

Having a learning disability causes a person lifelong reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities, however with the right help and support individuals with a learning disability can lead an independent life. 

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Seashell News is out now - #ThisStudentCan!

09th October 2019

Seashell's Autumn/ Winter 2019 newsletter is out now! Have a read and find out more about student careers at Seashell.

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It would have killed a lesser man

26th September 2019

A man from Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, who spent two years in hospital after being caught in an avalanche only to be told that he had cancer, has helped a group of intrepid cyclists to raise some £10,000 for the Seashell Trust charity also in Cheadle Hulme.

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Paralympian Cyclist Neil Fachie cheers on riders at Seashell's Sportive

16th September 2019

Paralympian Cyclist Neil Fachie cheers on riders at Seashell’s Sportive

On Sunday 5 September over 300 riders took place in the Sportive, now in its sixth year. The charity bike ride raised over £20,000, an astounding amount which will be put towards the vital services that the Stockport charity provides for some of the nation’s most profoundly disabled children and young people.

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Preparations underway for Sportive, Seashell’s Charity Cycling fundraiser

11th September 2019

Back this weekend, and in its sixth year, Seashell Trust’s charity cycling event Sportive is back with an exciting prize opportunity for everyone who raises over £50.

The event challenges contestants to ride one of four scenic courses.

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Charity gets special visit for sports assembly from Paralympian

26th July 2019

Stockport based charity Seashell Trust, who educate, care for and inspire some of the UK’s most profoundly disabled children and young people, received a special visit today (26.07.19) from Paralympian Neil Fachie. 

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Do good and make a difference with your time this Summer

08th July 2019

Gain experience working with disabled children and young people at Seashell Trust

Seashell Trust has the following volunteering opportunities available over the summer holiday period:

Children’s Able and Disabled Sports (CADS) inclusive camps
Join our team of specialist staff and help to deliver 3 inclusive camps this summer, providing opportunities for disabled and non-disabled young people to participate in sport and other activities together. 

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Stockport manager Jim Gannon and Alan Lord kick off Seashell’s summer of fun

05th July 2019

Seashell Trust gives thanks to Stockport Football Club manager Jim Gannon for opening this year’s Summer Fair, and helping the Trust to raise £3,500 which will go towards helping to provide services to the profoundly disabled children and young people it cares for.

Local celebrities Jim Gannon and Alan Lord opened the event, which saw over 1,000 people take part in the activities which included markets, inflatable zone with assault course, family swimming and live music.

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Stockport charity helps deafblind students across England with special buddy dog

28th June 2019

This week is Deafblind awareness week which brings understanding about those who experience sight and hearing problems.  Varying in each case, deafblind can mean a person may have limited sight and hearing, and in some cases no vision or sight at all.

Stockport charity Seashell Trust, who cares and educates children and young people with profound learning difficulties and communication needs, have 22 students in their school and college who are registered deafblind.

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Seashell Trust Gets The Ultimate Brazen Sponsorship

22nd May 2019

Two of Manchester’s top marcomms agencies have joined forces to promote and sponsor a leading North West-based charity – and give its annual cycling sportive the ultimate brazen treatment.

Brazen PR and Ultimate Creative will each sponsor a feed-station on the spectacular ‘Seashell Sportive’ route – an event organised by the Seashell Trust in and around the Peak District, now one of the region’s most high-profile British Cycling fixtures.

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