Royal School Manchester artist in Residence Lauren Mullarkey and student Daniel Follon adding the final touches to the artwork for the Queen

Students make a present fit for the Queen

14th April 2016

Seashell Trust students have made the Queen a magnificent piece of art to celebrate her 90th birthday on Thursday, April 21.

We will be sending the present to Buckingham Palace as thanks for her longstanding support as Royal Patron since 1952.

Mark Geraghty, chief executive of Seashell Trust, said: "We are proud of our long relationship with Queen and were thrilled when she visited in 2004. The students and staff were very keen to mark her milestone birthday with a unique handmade gift.”

The charity has enjoyed royal patronage since 1897.

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Seashell Trust Harrison Linley-Jones and Henry Bottley

Seashell plans for a bright future as national centre of excellence

11th April 2016

Seashell Trust is building a future as a national centre of excellence for the care and education of profoundly disabled children and young people.

The £45m project will transform our campus and includes a state-of the-art school with sensory and therapy facilities, services to support families of children with profound disabilities and top quality inclusive sports and recreational facilities for use by our students and the surrounding community.

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Seashell students Erin Gregson and Harrison Linley-Jones with the Easter Bunny, courtesy of Shepherds Friendly Society.

Friendly Easter bunny hops in to deliver eggs

01st April 2016

Seashell Trust students had a cracking time over Easter, helped by some of our favourite corporate supporters.

ADP, Carillion Morgan Sindall, Bentley, David Lloyd, and Laltex all donated chocolate eggs. M&S Handforth Dean sent delicious hot cross buns for everyone.

The Easter bunny visited school with Shepherds Friendly Society. The bunny met all the children and handed out eggs.

Fundraiser Wendy Bray said: “We held a big egg hunt for all our residential students on Easter Monday. They really enjoyed all the chocolate.”

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Andrew Gardiner, from TSG Property Consultants, with learning support assistant Lesley Skeffington and student Hannah Day, with the Draisin Plus bike

NORFOX charity delivers £6,000 hi-tech trike to Seashell students

31st March 2016

NORFOX, the Greater Manchester commercial property sector charity which funds children's good causes, has bought a specially adapted tricycle for Seashell Trust students.

Its Christmas lunch and the Sportsman’s Curry Club lunches, run by Charlie Womersley, raised £6,000.

The tricycle will allow all our young people to enjoy independence of movement.

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Student with book

Pledge to help our students learn to love books

11th March 2016

Seashell Trust has launched its community book pledge after celebrating World Book Day.

Usborne Children's Books promises to donate a further £600 of books if we can raise £1,000 from the local community and businesses.

Helen Barrance, Seashell Trust early years teacher, said: “Every student deserves to be able to access books that are relevant, accessible and interesting and to develop a lifelong love of reading and books. The book pledge will allow us to make sure our school library meets the needs of all our students.”

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 Pic cap: Jake Redfern getting creative with the help of learning support assistant Elin Benjamin and his picture

Jake's mother's day portrait wins Merseyway first prize

11th March 2016

Royal School Manchester student Jake Redfern has won the Merseyway Mother's Day portrait competition.

Jake  eight, created a picture of his mum using a range of textures he chose to add to the portrait drawn with support from his learning support assistant.

Artwork by schoolchildren from across the borough was displayed around the shopping precinct and people were asked to vote via 'likes' on Merseyway's Facebook page.

A panel of judges chose a winner in three age groups from a shortlist of nine portraits.

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Ged Mason and Sir Alex Ferguson with guests at the fundraising golf day

Sir Alex Ferguson's golf day raises £30,000

03rd March 2016

Sir Alex Ferguson and friends swung into action and donated £30,000 to Seashell Trust.

The former Manchester United manager held his 14th annual golf day at he Mere Golf Resort and Spa near Knutsford in Cheshire.

Celebrities, including Willie Thorne, Philip Middlemiss and Ashley Taylor Dawson teed off alongside amateur golfers to raise money for the our National Centre of Excellence.

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HURST's Simon Brownbill with Seashell Trust students Evie Gilbert and Vincent Parkinson

HURST accountants choose Seashell as its charity of year

29th February 2016

Staff at accountants and business advisers HURST have chosen Seashell Trust as the firm’s charity of the year.

HURST will dedicate its efforts towards raising thousands of pounds for new specialist gym equipment.

Fundraising activities planned by the firm include undertaking a sponsored Three Peaks Challenge in fancy dress and entering a team in the 10km Great Manchester Run. Other events will include a quiz night, a bake-off competition and the firm’s annual corporate football tournament.

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Boy in wheelchair enjoys sports activity at Seashell Trust with help of a carer

Help us be more active: collect Sainbury's vouchers

11th February 2016

Seashell Trust is making an appeal for Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers.

Our Royal School Manchester students love sport but are in desperate need for new equipment.

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's is giving away vouchers which shoppers can donate to the school or youth organisation of their choice.

For every £10 spent in a superstore or £5 in a Sainsbury's Local one voucher will be issued

The vouchers will be exchanged for sports gear from our wishlist.

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Shepherds proves to be great friend

09th February 2016

Seashell Trust has good friends in the community.

Shepherds Friendly Society has donated over £2,000 for our students.

The Cheadle mutual society gave £1,100, for equipment in the new playground, which is the final part of the £10million housing development at our Cheadle Hulme campus.

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Fred Finley Seashell Trust's Dominic Tinner and Seashell student Jonathan Jemison

Check out our latest cheque from captain's golf day

25th January 2016

Stockport businessman Fred Finley handed over more than £3,000 to Seashell Trust  after his Captain's charity day at Didsbury Golf club.

Some 24 teams took to part in the fourball better ball competition, to support the children and young people with complex disabilities who live and study with us.

Dominic Tinner, from Seashell Trust, said: “Seashell Trust would like to thank Fred for all the fundraising he undertook during his year as Captain and to all the golfers who supported his magnificent efforts.”


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ADP staff hand over some of their many presents to Seashell Trust

ADP's angel tree makes our Christmas wishes come true

22nd December 2015

All the Seashell Trust students' Christmas dreams are coming true – thanks to a Cheadle company.

Business outsourcers Automatic Data Processing Ltd asked us what presents our students would most like to receive this year.

All our young people have significant learning difficulties compounded by a variety of additional disabilities including deafness, blindness, deafblindness, autism, physical disability and a number of rare syndromes.

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