Seashell Trust Head to Chair National Review

03rd February 2017

The head of Stockport’s Seashell Trust is to lead a Department of Education review into England’s residential special schools.

Mark Geraghty, Chief Executive of the Seashell Trust in Cheadle Hulme, has been asked to co-chair the high-level review alongside the Director of the Council for Disabled Children, Dame Christine Lenehan.

The review will probe England’s current residential special schools provision and is expected to define practical steps for the Government and other agencies to help support the charities providing care for young people with complex needs.

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Seashell student Daniel Follon is pictured meeting Princess Eugenie on the Mall during The Patron's Lunch

Seashell Trust celebrates £2,500 gift from Patron's Fund

01st February 2017

Seashell Trust is celebrating after receiving £2,500 from The Patron’s Fund.

The charitable fund was set up for the Queen's 90th birthday last year to acknowledge the work of organisations of which Her Majesty is Patron.

The trust has enjoyed royal patronage since 1897 and the Queen herself visited us in 2004.

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Wendy Bray from Seashell Trust receives cheque from Morson Group

Morson Group end charity year with £80,000 donation to Seashell

27th January 2017

Long-time Seashell Trust supporter Morson Group raised £160,000 to be shared between their chosen 2016 charities as voted for by employees.

A cheque for an £80,000 share was officially presented to Seashell Trust representative Wendy Bray at Morson head office in a luncheon event attended by the Morson charity committee and Group CEO Ged Mason.

It follows a year of extensive fundraising from Morson Group staff across the country.

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Pic cap: Joanna Mahoney from Seashell Trust, Dave Quartermain, founder of Uswim, Karen Smith from USwim, celebrate raising £4,000 for Seashell Trust.

Swimmers make big (and very cold) splash for Seashell

20th January 2017

USwim's New Year’s Day swim in Salford Quays raised over £4,300 for Seashell Trust.

Brave swimmers negotiated inflatable iceberg buoys along a 200m course in very chilly conditions.

Karen Smith, from the event organisers outdoor swimming specialists USwim, said: “The New Year's Day Swim was a fantastic success as always, with near 230 swimmers braving the harsh five degree waters to raise money for Seashell Trust.

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Seashell Trust's Sherann Hillman has been honoured with an MBE

MBE for Seashell Trust's head of Family Services

13th January 2017

Seashell Trust is proud to announce its head of Family Services, Sherann Hillman has been awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours.

Sherann, who is also chair of Parent in Partnership Stockport (PIPS) and the co-chair of the National Network of parent Carer Forums (NNPCF), was honoured for services to children with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Student enjoys getting into the rhythm of Irish dancing

Students move to the rhythm at Christmas ceilidh

03rd January 2017

Disabled students from the Seashell Trust enjoyed a Christmas ceilidh to celebrate the festive season.

Irish dancer James Keegan, Michael Flatley’s successor in Lord of the Dance, to dance with the students

Wythenshawe pipe and drum band Fianna Phadriag with their own Irish dancing star: Sharon Stubbs gave the students from the Cheadle Hulme charity a taste of Celtic culture.

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Seashell swim little girl with Down's syndrome

Brave enough to make a splash for Seashell at new year's day swim?

19th December 2016

Brave swimmers will be welcoming the new year with a icy splash in Salford Quays to raise money for disabled swimmers at Seashell Trust.

Swimmers at set to take the plunge into a 200m course made up of inflatable iceberg buoys, organised by outdoor swimming specialists Uswim.

The event, sponsored by long-term Seashell supporter Morson Group, hopes to raise up to £4,000 for inclusive swimming lessons in the Seashell Trust pool at its Cheadle Hulme campus.

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Father Christmas at Seashell Trust with Eja Rostron, Dr Margaret Gordon, Honorary Consul of Finland Chris Rostron and the Mayor of Stockport Councillor Chris Gordon

Finnish consul brings 'real' Father Christmas to visit from Lapland

15th December 2016

The 'REAL' Father Christmas made a extra-special early visit all the way from Lapland to meet the students at Seashell Trust, courtesy of the Finnish Embassy.

The big man in the red suit toured the classrooms meeting students and staff from the charity which educates and cares for profoundly disabled children from across the country.

He was accompanied by Honorary Consul of Finland for Manchester Chris Rostron and his wife Eja and the Mayor of Stockport Councillor Chris Gordon.

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Brett Arnold in the Seashell Trust gym with gym manager Heather Potter

Brain injury survivor Brett trains to be fitness instructor at our gym

12th December 2016

A brain injury survivor who volunteers at Seashell Trust is celebrating graduation from a programme to get disabled people into the fitness sector.

Brett Arnold, 33, from St Anne's Road, Denton, has volunteered twice a week at Seashell Trust's gym for the past year after a placement there for his Level 3 InstructAbility personal fitness course.

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Staff and students celebrating outside the school building

Ofsted: Royal School Manchester is OUTSTANDING!

09th December 2016

For the third successive inspection, the Seashell Trust-run Royal School Manchester has been top rated by Ofsted.

Anne Gough, head of Royal School Manchester, said: “I am extremely pleased to report that the School has maintained its outstanding status. This is the third consecutive outstanding Ofsted judgement for the school. I am so proud and delighted to be part of a remarkable team that provide such inspirational teaching and give children a real prospect of contributing in later life.”

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The Together team volunteering at Seahshell Trust

Together volunteers make gardens beautiful again

08th December 2016

Together team lend a helping hand at Seashell Trust

Cheadle finance company Together sent its commercial team to volunteer at Seashell Trust recently.

They spent helping to maintain part of our 30 acres of grounds to create an outdoor space for our students to enjoy.

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 Brown Shipley’s triumphant squad with the trophy

What a result - HURST football tournament scores £1,700 for Seashell

01st December 2016

Private banking and wealth management firm Brown Shipley triumphed at HURST’s annual charity five-a-side football tournament for the second year in a row.

A total of £1,700 was raised for Seashell Trust, which is HURST’s charity of the year.

Fifteen teams took part in the sixth annual competition, which was held at the Lucozade Powerleague Trafford Soccerdome.

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