Do good and make a difference with your time this Summer

08th July 2019

Gain experience working with disabled children and young people at Seashell Trust

Seashell Trust has the following volunteering opportunities available over the summer holiday period:

Children’s Able and Disabled Sports (CADS) inclusive camps
Join our team of specialist staff and help to deliver 3 inclusive camps this summer, providing opportunities for disabled and non-disabled young people to participate in sport and other activities together. 

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Stockport manager Jim Gannon and Alan Lord kick off Seashell’s summer of fun

05th July 2019

Seashell Trust gives thanks to Stockport Football Club manager Jim Gannon for opening this year’s Summer Fair, and helping the Trust to raise £3,500 which will go towards helping to provide services to the profoundly disabled children and young people it cares for.

Local celebrities Jim Gannon and Alan Lord opened the event, which saw over 1,000 people take part in the activities which included markets, inflatable zone with assault course, family swimming and live music.

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Stockport charity helps deafblind students across England with special buddy dog

28th June 2019

This week is Deafblind awareness week which brings understanding about those who experience sight and hearing problems.  Varying in each case, deafblind can mean a person may have limited sight and hearing, and in some cases no vision or sight at all.

Stockport charity Seashell Trust, who cares and educates children and young people with profound learning difficulties and communication needs, have 22 students in their school and college who are registered deafblind.

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Seashell Trust Gets The Ultimate Brazen Sponsorship

22nd May 2019

Two of Manchester’s top marcomms agencies have joined forces to promote and sponsor a leading North West-based charity – and give its annual cycling sportive the ultimate brazen treatment.

Brazen PR and Ultimate Creative will each sponsor a feed-station on the spectacular ‘Seashell Sportive’ route – an event organised by the Seashell Trust in and around the Peak District, now one of the region’s most high-profile British Cycling fixtures.

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Seashell kicks off summer of sport with Natspec games hosted at Sport City

22nd May 2019

Stockport charity Seashell Trust is going for gold after hosting the ninth year of its annual college sports day for disabled students.

Hosted at Sports City the North West Games, in partnership with Natspec (National Association of Specialist Colleges) for its second year in a row, saw 185 students take part from 16 specialist colleges across the North West. The volunteers were really helpful, positive and upbeat which made the day more enjoyable, the students thoroughly enjoyed the day.

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Strictly Seashell dancers lined up

Our 'Strictly' dancers waltz away with record amount for Seashell

14th May 2019

Seashell Trust quickstepped its way to a record-breaking £123,000 at its glittering fundraiser – helped by Strictly celebrity stars Denise Van Outen and Gethin Jones.

Following ten weeks of intensive training, nine big names from North West business and society went from non-dancers to a toe-to-toe public dance-off at Manchester’s glitzy Hilton Hotel.

Actress Denise showed off her expertise, gleaned from coming runner up on Strictly Come Dancing in 2012, by heading up the judging panel.

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Ultimate’s Jon Walker and Matt Townsend with Seashell Trust students Caymen and Alex

Ultimate is back in the saddle as Seashell Sportive sponsor

02nd May 2019

Ultimate Creative Communications has announced it will continue its sponsorship of the Seashell Trust charity cycling Sportive for 2019.

The Knutsford-based award-winning digital branding and design agency will host the feed-station at Flash, the highest village in England, one of five to sustain the riders along the four different routes.

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Seashell Trust submits evidence in readiness for May planning appeal hearing

12th April 2019

Seashell Trust has submitted its evidence to the appointed planning inspector in the appeal against the decision of Stockport Council to refuse permission for a school and campus transformation on the site at Cheadle Hulme.

The Board of Trustees of Seashell Trust, which provides education and support for children and young adults with extremely complex disabilities, saw its evidence lodged with the Planning inspectorate against the decision of the council to refuse permission for the campus transformation and associated cross‐funding residential development.

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Christie & Co. nine hour night time trek secures generous donation for charity

11th April 2019

National charity Seashell Trust, who support children and young adults with complex learning disabilities and additional communication needs, give thanks to Christie & Co. after its North East Regional team raise £5,872 by walking a grueling 20 miles along Hadrian's Wall in the dark.   

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Seashell Trust in the spotlight at Shine a Light Awards

10th April 2019

National charity Seashell Trust has been recognised for its outstanding work in supporting children and young people who use AAC at the Shine a Light ceremony held on Thursday 22nd March. The annual event celebrates excellence in speech, language and communication provision, and was hosted by British comic actress and writer, Sally Phillips with entertainment from Britain's Got Talent winner, Lee Ridley (Lost Voice Guy).

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Seashell staff Nicola Thompson, Becca Roberts, Hannah Watkin and Charlotte Ardern meet Sandro Forte, from Forte Financial, along with Seashell students Shauna, Saif and Elliott.

Seashell Trust's $5,000 grant from Million Dollar Round Table Foundation

29th March 2019

Seashell Trust has been awarded a $5,000 (£3,800) grant from the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation to continue its outreach work supporting families of children and young people with complex needs.

The MDRT Foundation is committed to building stronger families and communities, through its global grants programs. This year, foundation will award over $1 million in grants to more than 200 charitable organisations worldwide.

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Deputy Mayor of Stockport Wendy Meikle, the Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Edith Conn, The Seashell Trust Chief Executive, Jolanta McCall, students Stephen Darbyshire and George Oliver and Conservative MP for Cheadle, Mary Robinson

MP Mary Robinson opens Seashell Trust’s 3G inclusive sports pitch

26th March 2019

Seashell Trust's new floodlit 3G sports pitch was officially opened by Mary Robinson, MP for Cheadle at our Stanley Road campus in Stockport.

The new full-size pitch was made possible thanks to £500,000 grant from the Premier League and The FA through the Government's Football Foundation together with generous match funding from PZ Cussons.

As part of our wider redevelopment, the new all-weather pitch and accessible changing facilities will provide year-round activity opportunities for Seashell Trust’s Royal School Manchester and Royal College Manchester students.

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