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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Stephen Dale at the Seashell gym

Seashell Trust gym celebrates decade of fitness

20th October 2015

The Seashell Trust Fitness Suite is celebrating 10 years of keeping the charity's students and the wider community healthy no matter what the individual's ability.

To celebrate the trust is holding a coffee morning for all past and present gym users on Wednesday, October 28, 10:30-12:30pm in at Seashell Trust's common room on the Stanley Road campus. Anyone interested in becoming a member is also welcome to drop in for a tour.

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Morgan Sindall team, with Corinne Hall – pilot for British para-cyclist, Lora Turnham.

Seashell Sportive raises £11,000

15th October 2015

The Seashell Trust cycle sportive raised £11,000.

Some 150 cyclists took part in the fundraising ride sponsored by construction business Morgan Sindall and Slater Heelis solicitors.

It took place over three distances – 30 miles, 60 miles and 100 miles -  through the Cheshire and Derbyshire countryside and finishing at the Seashell Trust's Cheadle Hulme campus.

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 Ethan Hofton ready to saddle up for his 60-mile Manchester to Blackpool cycle ride to celebrate his bar mitzvah

Bar mitzvah bike challenge raises £600

06th October 2015

A King David High School pupil has decided to celebrate his bar mitzvah by rising to a charity challenge set by his parents.

In the Jewish faith, bar mitzvah is the celebration of entering adult life, often with traditional ceremonies and parties.

Vered Hofton, from Gatley, Stockport, said: “We wanted to make it more contemporary so we asked our son Ethan to do charity work or get involved in something so he will feel he is contributing in the community.

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Volunteering helps schoolboy dive into paid employment

30th September 2015

A Manchester Grammar pupil has found volunteering pays off in more ways than one.

Cameron Brown, 17 , from Bramhall, is just one of the many people every year who find paid employment with skills learned through volunteering.

He will leave school with valuable workplace experience as well as qualifications as well as his academic achievements after volunteering at Seashell Trust.

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