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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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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