Winners Team Solarium's Darcey Evans, Abbie Hudson and Eliza Taylor

Seashell benefits as Aquinas girls win Young Business of Year

09th March 2017

Seven student teams from Stockport colleges competed for the Young Business of the Year title to raise money for Seashell Trust.

The teams from Aquinas, Stockport, and Cheadle and Marple colleges raised just under £1,000.

They were challenged by Stockport business initiative Gander to run a business with start-up capital of £50 to raise as much money and awareness as possible for Seashell Trust with the help of mentors from the borough's business community.

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Chairman of the Lord Taverners North West Region Paul Walker, Seashell Trust student Daniel Follon, Seashell Trust CEO and principal Mark Geraghty, and  Seashell Trust student Luke Morrow

Lord's Taverners hand over keys to new Seashell Trust minibus

09th March 2017

Students at Seashell Trust are looking forward to days out and adventures after Lord's Taverners presented them with a new wheelchair accessible minibus.

The new 16-seat wheelchair accessible minibus will enable these students to continue to access educational, sporting and social opportunities. This includes work experience placements, leisure trips to places such as Chester Zoo, Blackpool and the Trafford Centre as well as many sporting opportunities.

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Beer glass and beer festival logo

Could you help pull pints for our new pavilion?

06th March 2017

The Macclesfield Beer Festival has chosen Seashell Trust to be its charity partner this year.

Money raised from all the pints supped on May 5-6 will go towards a pavilion and outdoor area for our disabled students to enjoy.

The annual event, held at Macclesfield Rugby Club, includes a family fun afternoon on the Saturday with free entry and is supported by Macclesfield Round Table and CAMRA.

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Pic cap: PZ Cusson staff raised £8,000 during their Feel Fab for 2016 fitness challenge including this team taking part in Rough Runner

PZ Cussons raises £8,000: challenge yourself to feel fab too!

27th February 2017

Do you feel like the motivation for your new year's resolution is fading a bit in February?

How about giving yourself something to aim for and maybe get some friends or colleagues involved to help keep you going?

That is what long-term Seashell Trust supporters PZ Cussons did when they dedicated last year to ‘Feel Fab for 2016’.

Not only did staff get together to take on a series of challenges in 12 months of getting fit but they had the added motivation of raising money for Seashell Trust.

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Heather Potter of Seashell Trust, Lauren Roberts, Chris Kinsey and Ryan Niblock, all of HURST. Lucy McCormick of HURST is seated.

HURST hands over £9,000 for new gym kit after fundraising year

27th February 2017

We are splashing out on gym equipment after accountancy firm HURST donated more than £9,000 .

Staff at the firm raised a total of £9,236.56 from activities including a football tournament, office tuck shop and quiz night, after Seashell was named its charity of the year for 2016

A 13-strong HURST team also completed the Three Peaks Challenge - scaling the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales in under 24 hours.

Heather Potter, our health and fitness development officer, said the money from HURST would make a huge difference to the lives of our students.

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Brett Arnold in the Seashell Trust fitness suite

Seashell fitness volunteer Brett's rehab story inspires £500 donation

15th February 2017

Rehabilitation specialists have been inspired by one of their brain injury survivors to donate £500 to Seashell Trust.

Rehab Without Walls client Brett Arnold is a volunteer fitness instructor at Seashell Trust's fully integrated gym. He uses his experience of coming back from a traumatic injury to encourage other disabled people to use fitness facilities and enjoy an active life.

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Pic cap: Junior Stage 80 cast member Andrew Farley in character with his sons Julian and Daniel

Theatre group Junior Stage 60's generous act

14th February 2017

A South Manchester-based amateur dramatics group has donated £500 to Seashell Trust.

Junior Stage 80 staged four sell-out performances of Oliver! at Sale Waterside Arts Centre in December.

Cast member Andrew Farley's son James, who is 17 from Bramhall and who has an autism spectrum condition, has recently started attending at Seashell Trust..

Andrew played the miserable Mr Sowerberry in the production of Oliver and trod the boards alongside his other sons Daniel and Julian.

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Seashell Trust awarded £250,000 from the LIBOR fund for a new hydrotherapy pool

09th February 2017

Artist’s impression of what the new hydrotherapy pool will look like

The Government has announced that the Seashell Trust is set to receive a boost of £250,000 to fund a new hydrotherapy pool at their Cheadle Hulme campus.

The money will be a welcome investment for the Trust who are in the process of trying to raise £45 million to regenerate the campus and bring it up to the standard needed for their children.

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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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