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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Morven Law and Carole Bayne from Law Print and Packaging meet Seashell Trust students Reims and Cayman Norton

Law Print's £10,000 gift will help us pack students' lives full of fun

16th December 2015

We got a great early Christmas present for all wrapped up from a Stockport packaging firm.

Morven Law and Carole Bayne from Law Print and Packaging, based in Hazel Grove, visited our Christmas fair to hand over a cheque for £10,000.

Seashell Trust runs the Royal School and College Manchester, providing a secure and happy environment for profoundly disabled children and young people live and learn.

The level of support our students require is very expensive and we rely heavily on donations to help give them a wonderful and interesting life.

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Dan Snee

Dan's DofE run plan set to net £2,500 for classmates

15th December 2015

One of our Royal School Manchester students is running to raise £2,500 to take his classmates on school trips.

Daniel Snee, aged 16, from Fixby, Huddersfield, is deafblind and also has severe development delay, severe autism, sensory processing dysfunction, epilepsy and no speech.

As part of his silver Duke of Edinburgh award, Dan is combining the sport and charity sections in a sponsored run. The fund will provide for trips and experiences his class friends might not be able to access otherwise.

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APEM sportive team Tom House, Richard Bassett, Joe Allaby, Rear: Keith Hendry, Martin Spence

APEM's sportive team raises £1,100 in 60-mile slog

14th December 2015

An environmental consultancy raised £1,100 for Seashel Trust students.

The team of six from Manchester-based APEM, which specialises in freshwater and marine ecology, rode in this year's cycle sportive.

They took on the challenging 60-mile route with 7,500 ft of climbing through the Cheshire and Derbyshire countryside.

Richard Bassett, from APEM said: “Seashell Trust is APEM’s adopted charity. We help out in a few different ways, including recently offering work experience. A number of our staff are keen cyclists, including managing director Keith Hendry.

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Milan Mohedien supporting his brother Aran playing the gamelan

Splashing time at inclusive swim and music family fun days

12th November 2015

Seashell Trust has combined music and swimming in a series of fully inclusive events for children with special needs and their families.

Families got the chance to meet others who have the same struggles with participation in sports and activity clubs. Parents could share experiences and support each other while their disabled children and their siblings made new friends.

We are the proud home to a gamelan, an Indonesian percussion orchestra. The vibrations of the gamelan are an excellent way for those with impaired vision and hearing to take part in music.

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Steve Kerr, Volleyball England, Gemma Lynch from Seashell Trust and Adrian Stores, of Stockport Volleyball Club

Stockport Volleyball Club nets new home at Seashell

11th November 2015

Interest in volleyball is set to spike after a new sports club was launched at Seashell Trust.

Stockport Volleyball Club, brainchild of Adrian Stores, served up its inaugural session at the charity's sports hall in Cheadle Hulme.

Adrian, who runs marketing business Acrobat in Cheadle and is a lecturer at the University College of Football Business, said: “It seemed unacceptable Stockport didn't have a local club for the wonderful sport of volleyball, when the neighbouring authorities in Greater Manchester all had representation.

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De La Salle U8s team with Scarlett Hickey

Trust scores team shirt showcase from mystery sponsor

11th November 2015

A children's football team in Salford is following in the famous footsteps of Barcelona and showcasing a charity on their team kit.

The Spanish team famously refused lucrative shirt sponsorship deals and donated the space to children's charity UNICEF.

A mystery benefactor has sponsored De La Salle FC under 8s team new away kit. But rather than having a business logo splashed across the front of the shirts, offered to raise the profile of a good cause.

Jo Barber, part of our fundraising team and parent of the one of the players, suggested Seashell Trust.

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Seashell Trust student Johnathon Cripps and residential worker Lauren Hulme

International triathlete campaigns for disabled classification for all

03rd November 2015

An international triathlete is campaigning to have disabled athlete classifications at all standards not just elite level.

Seashell Trust teacher Maureen Wilkins represents Great Britain in age group triathlon and duathlon, and is an endurance and athletics coach at Stockport Harriers.

Sport and being active is a vital part of life for our students' health and enjoyment.

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Minister, Edward Timpson on Parent Participation

30th October 2015

One year on from the ‪#‎SEND reforms, Edward Timpson, Minister of State for Children and Families, speaks to the National Network of Parent Carer Forums.

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