Hurst team completes three peaks challenge

HURST team scales the Three Peaks for Seashell Trust

12th July 2016

A team of 13 from accountants and business advisers HURST conquered the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales to raise thousands of pounds for Seashell Trust.

The intrepid group, including partner Nigel Barratt and associate partner Liz Gallagher, raised more than £6,000 by completing the Three Peaks Challenge, which involves scaling Ben Nevis (4,413ft), Scafell Pike (3,209ft) and Snowdon (3,560ft) in under 24 hours.

Corporate finance manager Ian Dawson was the fastest of the group, completing the challenge in 22 hours and 47 minutes.

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Students and staff from Seashell Trust are thrilled with their new Sunshine coach from Variety, the children's charity

Students thrilled by Sunshine coach from mystery donor

04th July 2016

A generous mystery benefactor has teamed up with Barclays to donate a Sunshine coach from Variety, the children's charity, to the Seashell Trust.

We have been presented with the £40,000 minibus, sponsored by an anonymous donor with partnership funding from Barclays Corporate in the North West.

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Collage of images from Seashell Trust's day on the Mall for the Queen's 90th birthday

Princesses and parades at Seashell Trust's day at Patron's Lunch

22nd June 2016

We had a right royal time meeting princesses and watching parades at our patron Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations.

Five students, their families and Seashell staff shared luxury picnic hampers at the official Patron's Lunch with 10,000 representatives of the 600 charities with which the Queen is involved.

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Seashell students to party with the princes

10th June 2016

Look out for us on televison at the Patron's Lunch in London on Sunday. 

A party of students, their families and Seashell staff will be on the Mall to celebrate our patron Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday.

They will be sharing luxury picnic hampers with 10,000 representatives of the 600 charities of which the Queen is patron.

See our new video made exclusively for the big day.

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Andy Hirst of the Huddersfield Examiner, Dan Snee, Michelle Snee, John Snee, Nina Hossain –

Dan named Young Personality of Year at Pride of Huddersfield awards

31st May 2016

Superstar Seashell Trust student Daniel Snee has been named Young Personality of the Year at the Pride of Huddersfield Awards.

He accepted the honour at a glittering ceremony in front of his parents, sister Laura, and support staff from Seashell Trust and his home care team. Sadly his other very proud sister Charlotte was unable to attend due to work commitments.

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Mark Shaw on Trans Pennine Trail

Co-operative Bank's Mark cycles Trans Pennine Trail for Seashell

25th May 2016

A cyclist raised over £600 completing the 210-mile Trans Pennine Trail in memory of Seashell fundraiser.

Mark Shaw, a business banking advocate at the Co-operative Bank in Stockport, rode mostly solo from Southport to Hornsea over a long weekend.

Mark, 27, from Gorton, said: “I chose to cycle for the the Seashell Trust as my cousin, who recently passed away, was a big advocate of the charity.

“As he died so young, I thought should take up the baton of fundraising for the trust. I know it is for the most worthwhile cause in Manchester.

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Seashell Trust volunteer and athlete at SportCity sports day

Seashell Trust to hold inter-college SEN sports day at SportCity Manchester

20th May 2016

In the run-up to the Paralympics in Rio, Seashell Trust is holding an inter–college sport day for special SEN colleges across the North West at SportCity in Manchester.

Now in its sixth year, some 180 young athletes with a wide range of abilities will attend this celebration of sport on Thursday, May 26.

The students participating have a range of complex needs and disabilities, including multi-sensory and communication difficulties.

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Daniel Snee in action on the track

Marathon man Dan smashes fundraising target

20th May 2016

Seashell Trust's very own marathon man Daniel Snee has raised over £4,000, smashing his target of £2,500.

Dan, who has severe development delay, severe autism, sensory processing dysfunction, epilepsy and no speech, completed his epic feat by running four and a half laps, just over a mile, at Woodbank Athletics Track in Stockport.

He ran just over 26 miles in total over a number of weeks with his learning support team, at Woodbank Athletics track in Stockport.

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Ged Mason receives OBE from Prince William

Longterm Seashell supporter honoured with OBE

03rd May 2016

We are thrilled to congratulate long-term Seashell Trust supporter Ged Mason on his well-deserved OBE.

The Morson Group chief executive accepted the honour for his services to engineering and design at a Buckingham Palace ceremony the day after the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The Salford-based Morson Group has provided global services in engineering recruitment since 1969.

For the last seven years, the company has supported Seashell Trust through fundraising, volunteer work and offering our students work experience and employment.

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Seashell Trust student and Discovery Foundation logo

Discovery Foundation grant to help students sit comfortably

29th April 2016

Seashell Trust has received nearly £4,000 to buy four high-tech 'huggy' chairs for its students with profound disabilities.

The donation was provided by The Discovery Foundation, supported by Santander UK, which offers grants to charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.

The Protac SenSit 'huggy' chairs use the theories of sensory integration. Pressure at trigger points from the chair's flexible plastic balls stimulates tactile, muscle and joint sensation.

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BT Openreach volunteers in the Seashell Trust sensory garden

Trust awarded Investor in Volunteers status again

19th April 2016

Seashell Trust is proud to have been reaccredited as an Investor In Volunteers.

We were first awarded Investor in Volunteering status in 2011.

It promotes a high professional management standard for those working with volunteers. Achieving it demonstrates a commitment to good practice and confirms volunteers' experience is a good.

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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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