Seashell Trust student Robyn Gee working at Starkey

Lord Freud got it wrong: disabled people are vital to workforce

20th October 2014

Seashell Trust has hit out at Lord Freud's controversial comments about employees with disabilities – and says they have, in fact, a vital role to fulfil in the workforce

 

Lord Freud, welfare reform minister, has been forced to apologise after referring to working people with disabilities as: “There is a group... where actually as you say they're not worth the full wage and actually I'm going to go and think about that particular issue, whether there is something we can do... if someone wants to work for £2 an hour.”

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Emma Jane Shaw and Lewis Easdown in superhero costumes

Captain America and Supergirl turn into Seashell superheroes

15th October 2014

Superheroes flew into action to raise cash for Seashell Trust.

 

Student teacher Emma Jane Shaw, and her boyfriend Lewis Easdown, both aged 20, donned the iconic costumes to take on the zip wire over Salford Quays.

 

The pair also abseiled down the Trafford Centre bell tower recently for our students at Royal School Manchester.

 

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Seashell student on rowing machine taking the Channel challenge

Seashell students and Sodexo staff channel energy to raise £1,400

15th October 2014

Facilities management firm Sodexo at Astra Zeneca had a lot of fun raising £1,415 for Seashell Trust.

 

Some of the students went along to two fun days held at Astra Zeneca's Alderley Edge and Macclesfield sites and joined in a sponsored relay row of the English Channel on a rowing machine another all the other attractions.

 

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Jordan Roberts looking fresh-faced after Going Sober For October

Jordan's feeling fresh-faced after going sober for October

15th October 2014

A 'weekend partier' has decided to cheers to the beers for a whole month to help our students.

 

Jordan Roberts has taken up the challenge to put down the pints and do Sober October in aid of the Seashell Trust.

 

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Hannah Dooley and Ashleigh Kent at the top of the tower before the charity abseil

Brave pair get roped into terrifying abseil challenge

08th October 2014

Adventurous fundraisers went over the top to help Seashell Trust students.

 

The petrified pair took on the Trafford Centre abseil challenge.

 

Eighteen-year-olds Hannah Dooley, from Cranage, and Ashleigh Kent, from Goostrey, in Cheshire, raised £700 after sliding down the side of the 170ft bell tower.

 

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BDO Chris Heatlie with his team of Gordon Lane, Peter Smith and John Taylor

Golfers hole out with £10,400 for Seashell Trust

16th September 2014

BDO accountants won the annual Seashell Trust Golf Day that raised a record £10,400.

 

The Manchester firm scored 96 points in the four-person team event at Wilmslow Golf Club.

 

Also on 96 points but losing out on a card play-off were Ezeread from Woodford and Cheadle coach firm Bullocks.

 

Next best on 95 points was the Stockport Express team led by editor Paul Harrison.

 

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Talking Tots children with just some of the cuddly toys they have collected

Teddy bears' picnic for tiny rotate-a-ted fundraisers

10th September 2014

There were more that just the 'bear' necessities at a very special charity teddy bears' picnic.

 

The party in the park was to mark the start of Gatley Rotary Club's rotate-a-ted project.

 

Cuddly bears that have been outgrown by their owners are being given a new lease of life and new homes to raise money for Seashell Trust.

 

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Student Harrison Linley-Jones comes face-to-face with a Minion at Tesco Handforth reopening

'Despicable' fun as Tesco donates £250

10th September 2014

A supermarket marked its reopening celebration by donating £250 to Seashell Trust.

 

Students visited the refurbished Tesco at the Paddock in Handforth to join in the 'Despicable' fun. They enjoyed meeting a Minion from the film Despicable Me and trying out an Aston Martin for size as well as food tasting.

 

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Lilly Khalid, 12 of Cheadle, Momin Asghar, 14 and Safa Asghar, 13 of Wilmslow with Helen Mathie of Caremark

Summer fair raises £6,000 to celebrate trust's 60 years in Cheadle Hulme

10th September 2014

The summer fair raised £6,700 while celebrating the trust's 60 years in Cheadle Hulme.

 

Wendy Bray, Seashell Trust fundraiser, said: “We had hundreds of visitors, including lots of our students and their families, as well as members of the local community, our volunteers and supporters.”

 

Entertainment included LL Extreme Cheerleaders and the Alderley Scout Band. Caremark, a local home care provider, ran a sweet stall and lucky dip.

 

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Ethan Jacobs-Bassett from MGS and Seashell Trust student Elley Lomas

Manchester Grammar boys are volunteer heroes

10th September 2014

Seashell Trust got a summertime boost from kind Manchester Grammar pupils.

 

Every year a group of students help out at Seashell Trust during their end-of-year activity week.

 

The boys helped prepare for the summer fair by distributing leaflets, and organising the tombola and lucky dip stalls.

 

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Student Michael Bennett dressed up and ready to party

Royal College students celebrate end of era at prom

31st July 2014

Royal College Manchester students celebrated their leavers prom in style.

Family and friends waved off the 12 students in limos on their way to the party at the Hilton Manchester Airport.

Teachers and carers from the Seashell Trust-run college in Cheadle Hulme were on hand to make sure the momentous occasion was marked in a special way.

Every student was presented with an award by the head of college Bernie White before a meal and disco.

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Chris Chapman during Ground Force test

Students show off their skills in regional specialist colleges contest

31st July 2014

Seashell Trust has hosted a regional individual skills competition for specialist colleges.

 

Royal College Manchester, run by the trust in Cheadle Hulme, took on Derwen College in Oswestry and Condover Collegein Shrewsbury at cooking, gardening and cycle maintenance.

 

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