Arabian Nights Summer Ball raises £44, 000

25th June 2015

Seashell Trust's guests indulged their senses at this year's Arabian Night's themed annual Summer Ball. 

Guests were greeted by a belly dancer from Ri Ri's Dance Academy as they posed for the photographer. 

The dinner raised an amazing £44, 000 thanks to the generous attendees on the night. 

The guests were treated to performances from Ri Ri's Dance Academy belly dancer, the band Right Stuff 3000 and specialist shisha style cocktails from Mr Flavour, all compered by the amazing Paul Sleem. 

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 Visually impaired student Mohsin Jalil and learning support assistant Peter McKernan enjoying a cuddle with Josh the buddy dog

Josh the guide dog buddies up with students

23rd June 2015

Our students have made a new friend in former guide dog Josh.

The charity Guide Dogs run a buddy programme which provides specially trained dogs to help increase communication, physical activity and social inclusion for visually impaired children and young people.

Practising with Josh, they can learn animal care skills in preparation for possibly owning a guide dog themselves.

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Alan Whitehead and Charles Hammersley from Lyme 41 present cheque to Seashell Trust

Lyme 41's charity screening is big box office for trust

09th June 2015

Lyme 41 Club has donated £761 to Seashell Trust after a charity screening of the Second Best Marigold Hotel.

The money from the Disley branch of the Round Table's big brother group will fund a day of one-to-one support for ten children with disabilities at the Children's Able and Disabled Sports (CADS) clubs after school and during the holidays.

All the activities are inclusive, meaning all children no matter what their abilities can participate.

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Robert Watson is looking forward to a charity parachute jump for Seashell Trust.

Painter jumps at chance to skydive for Seashell

09th June 2015

A painter and decorator is jumping at the chance to throw himself out of a plane to raise money for Seashell students.

Robert Watson, 43, of Chelford Road, Sale, works for Sodexo at the AstraZeneca's Macclesfield Campus and is planning his skydive in Whitchurch, Shropshire in July.

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Norman and Sheila Stoller official declare the new Seashell Trust homes open watched by Seashell Trust CEO Mark Geraghty and Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester Warren Smith

First student homes opened in £25m Transforming Lives project

22nd May 2015

Seashell Trust has opened nine new homes for its disabled students funded by its multi-million pound Transforming Lives appeal.

The homes for 68 students are the first phase of the £25m project at its Cheadle Hulme campus.

Mark Geraghty, CEO and Principal of Seashell Trust, said: “This represents the most significant investment in the charity’s campus since we moved here in the 50s. It has only been possible because of the outstanding support received from a number of key donors.”

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Scott and Justine Straughan, no strangers to testing themselves, at the Manchester 10k in 2013.

Brave couple face year of tough challenges

17th May 2015

An athletic couple are testing themselves by completing 12 challenges over the course of a year to raise money for the Seashell Trust.

Scott and Justine Straughan, from Wilmslow, decided to face a trial a month for 2015, in the hope of raising £1,200.

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Vincent Parkinson with his dad James, brother Harry and sisters Florence and Nainsi

Father's generous wedding present to Seashell Trust

12th May 2015

A father asked his wedding guests to donate to Seashell Trust instead of gifts.

James Parkinson, from Sabden, Clitheroe, recently married Amanda Dugdale at St Nicholas Church, in the village, watched by his children Florence, Harry, Nainsi and Vincent.

And their generous friends and families gave a very special wedding present of £1,500 to Seashell Trust, which cares for Vincent, aged 14.

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Lee Chapman and Paul Tunnock from RBS with Royal School Manchester student Harrison Linley-Jones and learning support assistant, Andrea Wollaston

RBS donates £18,000 of technology to students

12th May 2015

Seashell Trust has received £18,000 of specialist equipment from RBS that will help transform the lives of disabled young people.

The Royal School and College Manchester, run by Seashell Trust, use assistive technology to teach independence and to encourage its students, many of whom have autism, learning difficulties and communication disorders, to interact with the world.

Lee Chapman and Paul Tunnock from RBS, visited Seashell Trust to see the audio-visual assistive equipment in action.

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Seashell Trust Julia Smith with a poster appealing for votes

Vote Seashell in bid for £25,000 for CADS

12th May 2015

Never mind the General Election, the Seashell Trust needs your vote.

The charity is looking to win a grant of up to £25,000 from the Aviva Community Fund.

Seashell Trust runs Children's Able and Disabled Sport (CADS). It gives disabled young people, aged five to 18, opportunities to enjoy sports activities in Stockport alongside their non-disabled friends in an inclusive, non-judgmental setting.

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Evie Gilbert meets the Easter bunny, Wendy Baker-Rees from Shepherds Friendly Society.

Easter bunny hops in for visit with Shepherds Friendly Society

08th April 2015

Shepherds Friendly Society brought the Easter bunny to hand out eggs to students at the Seashell Trust-run Royal School Manchester

Wendy Bray, of Seashell Trust, said: “Shepherd's has a been fantastic supporter of ours over the last year, donating £1,000 for a bird hide. raised by a lunch and bake sales. Many of its staff have also been to volunteer on campus and more are coming to help at our triathlon on May 1."

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Morson CEO: firms should value disabled employees

08th April 2015

A CEO of a top engineering recruitment firm has called on businesses to employ more staff with disabilities.

Ged Mason, of Morson Group based in Trafford Park, is a long-term fundraiser for Seashell Trust.

He said: “But it was only after I attended the trust's Valuing Employment showcase I realised we could be so much more and we are now delighted to be playing our part.”

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Volunteer inspires grandaughter to year of fundraising

01st April 2015

A schoolgirl has been inspired to raise money for Seashell Trust by her grandma who volunteers here.

Ella Walker has pledged a year of fundraising, and persuaded her class at Manchester High School for Girls to adopt the trust as its charity of the year.

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