Seashell Trust receives IiV award

03rd March 2020

We are delighted to announce that Seashell Trust has received the renewal of the Investors in Volunteers (IiV) award, following an assessment of our volunteering programme on site. IiV is the UK quality standard for good practice when managing volunteers in various roles and Seashell is proud to maintain a high quality volunteering programme.

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Stars of business get their sparkle on for charity

25th February 2020

Strictly Seashell returns in 2020 for its third year and the mystery stars of the Seashell show were officially unveiled at a glitzy launch night held at Boodles in Manchester on Thursday. With tables already sold out and training well under way, the 9 leaders willing to put their reputations on the line this year have officially been revealed as:

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No decision as yet on planning appeal

19th February 2020

We are very disappointed not to have received a decision on our planning appeal which was due to be decided by 13 February 2020.

This delay means that our children and young people will have to wait even longer for the school and campus redevelopment that is so desperately needed and we have written to the Government to ask that the decision be made as soon as possible.

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Autism Accreditation Advanced Status

27th January 2020

We’re delighted to announce that Seashell's Royal School Manchester and Children’s Residential Services have been awarded Advanced Status through the National Autistic Society’s Autism Accreditation programme.

Autism Accreditation recognised in particular that Seashell offers high quality, personalised programmes of educational and therapeutic support, with autism specific practices firmly embedded, whilst also noting that our individual curriculum approach ensures that teaching and learning takes into account our children and young people’s interests and development needs.

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Make Events Adds a Touch of Strictly Sparkle to Seashell Trust

17th December 2019

Seashell Trust has announced Make Events as the official events partner on the return of Strictly Seashell, the charity's annual fundraising ball.  The event will take place on Saturday 16 May at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate.

Seashell Trust is a charity that transforms the lives of profoundly disabled children and young people, from across the UK, with complex combinations of physical difficulties, learning and communications difficulties, visual and hearing impairments and autism, by providing residential education and care.

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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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Meet Evie

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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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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