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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Andrew Blackwell, captain of the Wilmslow Golf Club, Ian Barsted, a volunteer from Barclays, Geoff Owen and Helen Blackwell, from Wilmslow Golf Club and Jo Barber from Seashell Trust.

F&G Commercials putt themselves into first place at golf day

15th September 2015

The Seashell Trust's golf day holed out with an amazing £8,000 raised.

The annual Stableford competition at Wilmslow Golf Club attracted 27 teams from across the North West

Winners were F&G Commercials, with teams from MACE and Arighi Bianchi in second and third place.

Jo Barber, from Seashell Trust, said: “The weather was wonderful, so everyone had a really enjoyable day. We’re really looking forward to welcoming everyone back next year for the golf day’s 21st anniversary on Thursday, September 8.”

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 The Laltex team during their Three Peak Challenge raising money for Seashell Trust

Laltex team conquers three peaks challenge for Seashell

15th September 2015

A team of friends scaled the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales to raise money for Seashell Trust.

Carl Price, Alex White and Catherine Tye took on the National Three Peaks Challenge over three days.

Carl, finance controller at the the import and distribution firm Laltex, based in Leigh, said: “I turned 40 earlier this year and wanted to mark the year with something, so decided upon this challenge and raise some money along the way.

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Kate Russell, technology reporter and blogger; Rachael Moat; judge Anahid Basmajian; and Mark Walker from AbilityNet

Top tech award for Seashell music volunteer

23rd July 2015

A Seashell Trust volunteer has won a top technology award for her work with profoundly disabled children.

Rachael Moat, a Stockport-based clarinet teacher and musician, has been named Tech4Good's IT Volunteer of the Year. She was nominated for developing low-cost customised music technology, in order to encourage the students at Royal School Manchester to interact with their surroundings.

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Craig Sellers' family and friends after the Color Run

Team Sellers takes on Color Run for CADS

15th July 2015

Family and friends took part in the 'happiest 5k on earth' to celebrate the life of colourful character Craig Sellers who died suddenly earlier this year.

A group of around 30 people joined in the Color Run where runners are bombarded with brightly coloured powder around the 5km course at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.

They were raising money in memory of business owner Craig, from Greave, Woodley, who died in January aged 50.

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Craig Sellers' family and friends after the Color Run

Team Sellers takes on Color Run for CADS

15th July 2015

Family and friends took part in the 'happiest 5k on earth' to celebrate the life of colourful character Craig Sellers who died suddenly earlier this year.

A group of around 30 people joined in the Color Run where runners are bombarded with brightly coloured powder around the 5km course at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.

They were raising money in memory of business owner Craig, from Greave, Woodley, who died in January aged 50.

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Seashell Trust student Evie Gilbert with Mr Tumble

CBeebies star Mr Tumble says hello to Seashell students

10th July 2015

Seashell Trust students played host a very special visitor – Cbeebies star Mr Tumble.

His alter-ego children's tv presenter Justin Fletcher is credited with bringing disability awareness to the fore on children's television through his groundbreaking Something Special show, featuring young guests with disabilities and teaching viewers sign language.

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Sodexo team on route to completing the Three Peaks Challenge

Sodexo staff rise to Three Peaks Challenge

07th July 2015

A team from Sodexo and Astra Zeneca took on the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for Seashell Trust.

Walkers have 24 hours to scale the three largest mountains in the UK, beginning in Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis, driving on to Scafell Pike and finishing with Mount Snowdon.

After ascending a total of 3,407 metres and travelling 462 miles, the eight members of staff from the facilities management company completed the challenge in 23 hours 45 mins.

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 Pictured are: Winners Andy Royle, Ben Pierce, Jeff Wheelans, Martin Barlow from Didsbury Golf Club with club captain Fred Finley

Golf club captain cards £3,000 from charity comp

29th June 2015

Big-hearted golfers swung into action to support the Seashell Trust.

Fred Finley used his Captain's Charity Day at Didsbury Golf Club to raise much-needed funds for our students.

Some 24 teams took to part in the fourball better ball competition with club members Andy Royle, Ben Pierce, Jeff Wheelans, Martin Barlow (pictured with their prize of new golf shoes and Fred Finley) holing out winners.

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