Seashell Trust student aims to raise £10,000

27th April 2018

A young man from Bramhall with complex autism is aiming to raise £10,000 for local charity Seashell Trust where he is a pupil of Royal School Manchester.

James Farley (18), who has been at the charitable special school in Cheadle Hulme since 2016 and a full-time resident since 2017, is running in this year’s Manchester 10k supported by friends and family.

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Mark Geraghty

CEO, Mark Geraghty, announces retirement

17th April 2018

Seashell Trust's Chief Executive and Principal Mark Geraghty has announced he is to retire.

Mark, who has been head of the Trust for almost nine years, is to leave at the end of the current academic year.  The Board of Trustees have appointed Jolanta McCall as Mark's replacement.  She will join as Chief Executive from a distinguished career in children's special educational needs services and paediatric audiology.

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Members of Macclesfield Beer festival committee along with Justine Clowes from SAS Daniels, Jon Butler from Big Brand Ideas, Seashell students Amara, 20, and Jamie, 18, and Dominic Tinner from Seashell Trust.

Cheers to Macc Beer festival-goers for new play area!

28th March 2018

Pounds pulled in by pulling pints are now providing a fantastic play area for our students.

The 2017 Macc Beer Festival, held at Macclesfield Rugby Club and supported by Macclesfield Round Table and CAMRA, served 16,000 pints to more than 4,000 visitors over two days.

It raised £17,000 for Seashell Trust. The money will be used to build a gazebo and safe trampolining area in the middle of our new houses for residential students and profoundly disabled children on short breaks away from their families

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Image of school as part of site transformation

Seashell Trust to Appeal Planning Decision on School and Campus

21st March 2018

Seashell Trust has announced it is to appeal the decision of the Stockport Council planning committee which earlier this year refused permission for a school and campus transformation on the site at Cheadle Hulme.

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of Seashell Trust which provides education and support for children and young adults with extremely complex disabilities, this week voted to appeal against the decision which they believe is ‘fundamentally flawed and grossly unfair’.

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Seashell Trust students running their car wash. Tokens from Tesco will help by equipment

Seashell Trust is hoping to bag carwash cash from Tesco shoppers

09th March 2018

Seashell Trust students are hoping to bag shoppers' support for our community car wash

Seashell Trust is part of this month's Bags of Help scheme at six local Tesco stores including the Handforth Dean store.

Shoppers can back a specific charity with a blue token received at the checkout. The project that receives the most tokens will receive a grant of up to £4,000. The money comes from the sale of plastic bags.

Seashell Trust is planning to use the money raised for a community work skills project. 

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'Listen to Me' MSI Conference - Bookings are open

06th March 2018

Bookings for the ‘Listen to Me’ Multi-Sensory Impairment Conference are now open. Save £50 by booking your place at the event for just £95 before Thursday 29th March.

The ‘Listen to Me’ Conference is designed to equip you with innovative ideas and methods for supporting children and young people with MSI. #ListenMSI will explore the latest research and thinking in key areas including communicating effectively, managing behavioural issues and sensory regulation.

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Robin Windsor from Strictly Come Dancing will be judging the Seashell Trust ball

Seashell Trust are having a total ball - Strictly-style!

05th March 2018

We are having an absolute ball tearing up the template of an annual fundraising ball.

Our Strictly Come Dancing-style evening is bound to bring out the competitve streak in the business and high society worlds of Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

Eight business leaders are deep in training in advance of the dance-off in front of Strictly favourite Robin Windsor to decide who will lift the coveted Seashell Trust glitter ball on Saturday, April 28.

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Seashell Trust: Cyclists in road race

Cyclists: RideLondon 100 places on Team Seashell up for grabs

14th February 2018

Seashell Trust has managed to bag five places in the prestigious cycling Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 event this year.

The sold-out sportive, which attracts around 25,000 amateur riders to the start line each year, takes place on Sunday, July 29

Following in the tyre tracks of the heroes of the 2012 Games, the leg-busting 100-mile route on closed roads will start in the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and include the infamous Box Hill before finishing on The Mall.

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Seashell trust student at Bendrigg activity centre

Will you help our students to fly high at Bendrigg activity centre?

29th January 2018

Seashell Trust needs to raise £14,000 to send our students on an residential activity trip to the Lake District which could change their lives.

Scott Straughan, an infrastructure delivery manager, at Lloyds Banking in Wythenshawe, has already raised £1,000 for the trip after running the Great North Run in 2017, following as year of fundraising challenges he took on with his wife Justine in 2015 which raised £2,000.

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Seashell Trust students Jake Redfern and Antony Zichlarz, both age 9 at Shellstock

Gorvins Solicitors names Seashell Trust as its charity of year

25th January 2018

Seashell Trust has been chosen as charity of the year by Stockport law firm Gorvins Solicitors.

They will be raising money to give Seashell Trust students, like Jake Redfern and Antony Zichlarz pictured above enjoying the our summer festival, the best life possible.

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Stockport Council Planning Decision Statement

11th January 2018

At the meeting of Stockport Council’s Planning and Highways Committee on 11 January members voted 7 to 5 against the planning officials’ recommendation to approve.

Following the decision Mark Geraghty, Chief Executive of Seashell Trust, said:

”We are obviously very disappointed and somewhat surprised by the committee’s decision to go against the planning officers’ recommendation and refuse our application for the new school and campus at Seashell Trust.

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