Andrew Gardiner, from TSG Property Consultants, with learning support assistant Lesley Skeffington and student Hannah Day, with the Draisin Plus bike

NORFOX charity delivers £6,000 hi-tech trike to Seashell students

31st March 2016

NORFOX, the Greater Manchester commercial property sector charity which funds children's good causes, has bought a specially adapted tricycle for Seashell Trust students.

Its Christmas lunch and the Sportsman’s Curry Club lunches, run by Charlie Womersley, raised £6,000.

The tricycle will allow all our young people to enjoy independence of movement.

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Student with book

Pledge to help our students learn to love books

11th March 2016

Seashell Trust has launched its community book pledge after celebrating World Book Day.

Usborne Children's Books promises to donate a further £600 of books if we can raise £1,000 from the local community and businesses.

Helen Barrance, Seashell Trust early years teacher, said: “Every student deserves to be able to access books that are relevant, accessible and interesting and to develop a lifelong love of reading and books. The book pledge will allow us to make sure our school library meets the needs of all our students.”

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 Pic cap: Jake Redfern getting creative with the help of learning support assistant Elin Benjamin and his picture

Jake's mother's day portrait wins Merseyway first prize

11th March 2016

Royal School Manchester student Jake Redfern has won the Merseyway Mother's Day portrait competition.

Jake  eight, created a picture of his mum using a range of textures he chose to add to the portrait drawn with support from his learning support assistant.

Artwork by schoolchildren from across the borough was displayed around the shopping precinct and people were asked to vote via 'likes' on Merseyway's Facebook page.

A panel of judges chose a winner in three age groups from a shortlist of nine portraits.

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Ged Mason and Sir Alex Ferguson with guests at the fundraising golf day

Sir Alex Ferguson's golf day raises £30,000

03rd March 2016

Sir Alex Ferguson and friends swung into action and donated £30,000 to Seashell Trust.

The former Manchester United manager held his 14th annual golf day at he Mere Golf Resort and Spa near Knutsford in Cheshire.

Celebrities, including Willie Thorne, Philip Middlemiss and Ashley Taylor Dawson teed off alongside amateur golfers to raise money for the our National Centre of Excellence.

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HURST's Simon Brownbill with Seashell Trust students Evie Gilbert and Vincent Parkinson

HURST accountants choose Seashell as its charity of year

29th February 2016

Staff at accountants and business advisers HURST have chosen Seashell Trust as the firm’s charity of the year.

HURST will dedicate its efforts towards raising thousands of pounds for new specialist gym equipment.

Fundraising activities planned by the firm include undertaking a sponsored Three Peaks Challenge in fancy dress and entering a team in the 10km Great Manchester Run. Other events will include a quiz night, a bake-off competition and the firm’s annual corporate football tournament.

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Boy in wheelchair enjoys sports activity at Seashell Trust with help of a carer

Help us be more active: collect Sainbury's vouchers

11th February 2016

Seashell Trust is making an appeal for Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers.

Our Royal School Manchester students love sport but are in desperate need for new equipment.

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's is giving away vouchers which shoppers can donate to the school or youth organisation of their choice.

For every £10 spent in a superstore or £5 in a Sainsbury's Local one voucher will be issued

The vouchers will be exchanged for sports gear from our wishlist.

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Shepherds proves to be great friend

09th February 2016

Seashell Trust has good friends in the community.

Shepherds Friendly Society has donated over £2,000 for our students.

The Cheadle mutual society gave £1,100, for equipment in the new playground, which is the final part of the £10million housing development at our Cheadle Hulme campus.

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Fred Finley Seashell Trust's Dominic Tinner and Seashell student Jonathan Jemison

Check out our latest cheque from captain's golf day

25th January 2016

Stockport businessman Fred Finley handed over more than £3,000 to Seashell Trust  after his Captain's charity day at Didsbury Golf club.

Some 24 teams took to part in the fourball better ball competition, to support the children and young people with complex disabilities who live and study with us.

Dominic Tinner, from Seashell Trust, said: “Seashell Trust would like to thank Fred for all the fundraising he undertook during his year as Captain and to all the golfers who supported his magnificent efforts.”


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ADP staff hand over some of their many presents to Seashell Trust

ADP's angel tree makes our Christmas wishes come true

22nd December 2015

All the Seashell Trust students' Christmas dreams are coming true – thanks to a Cheadle company.

Business outsourcers Automatic Data Processing Ltd asked us what presents our students would most like to receive this year.

All our young people have significant learning difficulties compounded by a variety of additional disabilities including deafness, blindness, deafblindness, autism, physical disability and a number of rare syndromes.

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Seashell Trust student Daniel Follon meets Father Christmas and his elves from Bentley Manchester

Santa gives up sleigh for a Bentley to visit our Christmas party

21st December 2015

Santa Claus arrived in style at Seashell Trust's Christmas party.

He made an early pitstop with his elves, from Bentley Manchester, to drop off some presents for our students.

And while his sleigh was being readied for the big night, the big man and his team travelled in classic cars.

Will Woodhead, marketing manager for Bentley Manchester based in Knutsford, said: “We filled the boots of our Bentley Mulsanne and Rolls-Royce Ghost with huge sacks of presents. A couple of drivers chauffeured the children in the cars – it is a special experience we hope they loved

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 Seashell Trust's Dominic Tinner receiving cheque from Ian Hall, co-chair of NORFOX, Charlie Womersley of the Sportsman's Curry Club, and Stewart Grant, co-chair of NORFOX

Curry-loving sports fans raise £6,000 for specialist bike

21st December 2015

Our students will be getting a £6,000 bike for Christmas – thanks to curry-loving sports fans.

The Sportsman’s Curry Club, through its partnership with the property and construction sector charity charity NORFOX, has raised the £6,000 for Seashell Trust.

The social lunch club hosts city centre fundraising events, with cricketer Matthew Hoggard MBE as its most recent guest speaker.

The money raised by the SCC and Norfox will purchase a specialist Draisin Plus bicycle for our students.

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Khalifa Souayad with Seashell Trust staff Michelle Jackson and Stephanie Burrows, Linda Miles from The Brian Kennedy Trust, and Royal College Manchester students Luke Delaney on the go-karts

Christmas comes early with new bikes from Brian Kennedy Trust

18th December 2015

A Cheshire children's charity has helped get our students on their bikes for Christmas.

The Brian Kennedy Trust donated £6,000 to purchase two trikes and two go-karts to School and College.

Khalifa Souayed, 16, is a student at our School. He has severe learning difficulties and a degenerative condition in his ankles making walking painful.

His teacher Rachel Dwyer, said: “Khalifa loves to interact with others but gets incredibly anxious. Although he shares a classroom with another student twice a week, he still spends a lot of time learning by himself.

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