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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College student Luke Morrow with his dad Ken and Special Olympian Kiera Byland and her father

Swim, bike, run in our GO TRI Seashell Triathlon

08th May 2017

British Triathlon is backing our GO TRI Seashell triathlon for children with learning difficulties and additional special needs.

As well as a GO TRI Seashell triathlon for anyone aged 14 and above who needs individual support to take part, there will be a GO TRI Seashell duathlon for children aged eight-14.

The distances to be run, cycled and swum at our Cheadle Hulme campus will be individually assessed for each participant.

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Players prematch Ashfield healthcare Communications for Seashell Trust

Healthcare comms football match smashes £1,000 fundraising goal

08th May 2017

Football players all pitched in to make a charity tournament a huge success.

Ashfield Healthcare Communications against the 'Rest of the (healthcare communications) World' tournament at Macclesfield Rugby Club has already raised £1,300.

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Football with Ashfield healthcare communications logo

Ashfield kicks off fundraising tournament with £1,000 goal

02nd May 2017

A healthcare communications agency is kicking off a fundraising campaign with a charity football tournament..

Ashfield Healthcare Communications is taking on 'Rest of the (healthcare communications) World' teams at Macclesfield Rugby Club, Thursday, May 4 at 5pm.

The communications company, which has offices in Macclesfield and Tytherington, has made raising funds and awareness for Seashell Trust their goal.

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Matt Daly, Seashell Trust's assistive technologist, work on ideas for the saxophone with Seashell Trust student Samir Ahmed

Assistive technologist invents 'auto saxophone' for disabled musicians

24th April 2017

Assistive technologist Matt Daly has been chosen to invent a new instrument for disabled musicians in just FOUR weeks.

Matt, who works in College, has been awarded £700 to develop a 'breathless auto sax', a saxophone played by switches and compressed air for our student Samir Ahmed.

Samir, who already sings in the College rock band, cannot play a saxophone because among his disabilities he has a lack of breath and difficulty feeling with his fingertips. He would also struggle with position of a conventional sax.

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Cyclists at the Velodrome in Manchester for Seashell Trust's Battle of the Champions

Paralympic stars inspire business leaders in velodrome battle

29th March 2017

Great Britain's most successful Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey launched the inaugural Seashell Trust Cup.

Business leaders went head-to-head on the track in our Battle of the Champions at the HSBC National Cycling Centre.

Paralympic gold medal cyclists Jody Cundy MBE, Helen Scott and Neil Fachie, and double world champions James Ball and Jon Gildea were on hand to inspire the 32 cyclists on their thigh-burning laps against the clock.

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Marathon runners legs

Good luck to all Seashell Trust Manchester Marathon runners!

29th March 2017

Good luck to all our supporters running the Greater Manchester Marathon on Sunday, April 2.

Matthew Thomson, who works for Bentley Manchester, will be one such runner pulling on his trainers for the 26-mile course around the city to raise money for our students.

He said: “The Seashell Trust is a fantastic cause and one very close to my heart. I have been fundraising for the charity over several years personally and with work at Bentley Manchester.

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Tennis player Xavier Malisse with Seashell Trust staff and students

Tennis ace Malisse serves up Boodles tournament launch

28th March 2017

Tennis ace Xavier Malisse served up some top tennis skills for the disabled students at Seashell Trust.

The former world top 20-ranked player visited the Cheadle Hulme charity before revealing former Wimbledon champions Kim Clijsters and Marion Bartoli will be taking part in the prestigious Boodles Tennis at The Mere.

The three-day tournament at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, near Knutsford from June 21-23 is this year in support of Seashell Trust.

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Sherann Hillman with Ed Timpson MP

Seashell Trust's Sherann up for Cheshire Woman of the Year Award

28th March 2017

Seashell Trust's Head of Family Services Sherann Hillman has been nominated for the Cheshire Woman of the Year award 2017.

The nominees are selected for personal courage, service to their community or outstanding professional achievement.

Winners will be announced at a celebration luncheon on Wednesday, March 29, at Eaton Park, Chester.

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EZ Car Care to take on Snowdon - no April Fool!

23rd March 2017

Alert: this is not an early April fool!

Staff and customers from High Lane car care product manufacturer EZ Car Care are planning to conquer Wales's highest mountain on April 1 to raise money for Seashell Trust.

Sales manager Sam Fallows said: “Company director Darren Fleury and I, along with roughly 15-20 of our customers from all over the UK, are walking up Snowdon. We aren't training as such but we are warming up by taking lots of walks on the weekends.”

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 Neil and Lora Fachie show some of their many medals to Seashell Trust student Cayman Norton

Cyclists will mean business in the velodrome for Seashell Trust

15th March 2017

North west business leaders will swap their business suits for lycra suits at the Seashell Trust's Battle of the Champions at the HSBC National Cycling Centre.

Ahead of the head-to-head on the track at SportCity in east Manchester, Paralympic gold medallist cyclists Neil and Lora Fachie visited us to meet some of our students.

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