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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Minister for disabled people Mark Harper and prospective Conservative MP for Cheadle Mary Robinson meet Seashell Trust student Harrison Linley-Jones

Minister full of praise for outstanding Seashell Trust

30th March 2015

The Minister of State for Disabled People Mark Harper visited Seashell Trust to see some of its 'outstanding' work.

Recently rated outstanding again across all areas of the school, college and residential provision, Seashell Trust provides a creative, happy and secure environment for children and adults with complex and severe learning disabilities, which include little or no language abilities.

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BT Openreach volunteers at Seashell Trust

BT apprentices ring the changes in sensory garden

26th March 2015

A group of 17 apprentices from BT Openreach visited Seashell Trust to help get its gardens ready for spring.

The volunteers visited as part of BT Openreach’s Apprentice Week.

Their mascot Ollie was on hand to meet the students.

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Staff from Caremark sell off their cakes and biscuits to help the disabled students of the Seashell Trust

Fundraising is a piece of cake for Caremark

25th March 2015

Generous bakers rolled up their sleeves and raised some dough for Seashell Trust.

Caremark, a local home care provider in Handforth, held a cake sale as part of a recruitment day.

They made £100 selling baked treats at The Paddock, Handforth.


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Seashell Trust student Cayman Norton and Prof Adam Ockelford

World-renowned music professor visits gamelan project

17th March 2015

A leading academic visited Seashell Trust to see how it uses music to help severely disabled young people.

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Father Mark Rose with Jamie and Taylor, and Jamie's girlfriend Katie Holmes

Trans-Canada cyclist promises to go naked if he hits £1,000

09th March 2015

A cyclist is planning to ride across Canada to raise £1,000 for Seashell Trust – and has promised to do a day in the saddle naked if he hits his target before the end of the adventure.

Jamie Rose, from Davenport, Stockport, along with schoolfriend Lewis Brindley from Offerton, is planning to cycle over 4,000 miles along the Trans-Canada Highway which runs through southern Canada in aid of Seashell Trust.

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Vodafone transform our garden

05th March 2015

A big thank you to a team from Vodafone

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Burns night party raises £2,000 for Seashell Trust

Burns Night celebration serves up £2,000 for Seashell Trust

04th March 2015

A Burns Night supper at Emmanuel Church Hall in Didsbury raised £2,000.

Some 75 guests enjoyed a night of Scottish traditions in aid of Seashell Trust

Co-organiser Fiona Armstrong Hall, of Pine Road, Didsbury, said: “Several guests were in kilts, all were wearing some tartan. Gerry Montgomery addressed the haggis - without notes! It was fabulous. We also had brilliant speeches from Dave Bott - toast to the lassies, Jill Rennison gave reply from the lassies and the toast to the immortal memory came from Dr Sue Hyde.”

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Ryan Doxey at work at Manchester City through the City in the Community scheme.

Ryan scores dream work experience at Manchester City

04th March 2015

A football fan with learning disabilities from the Seashell Trust has been given a shot at working for MCFC's City in the Community – with the long-term goal of finding employment and independence.

The Premier League side has signed 21-year-old Royal College Manchester student Ryan Doxey on a work placement for four months through City in the Community (CITC).

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Students from Seashell Trust and Langdon College plant a pear sapling to celebrate the Jewish new year of trees Tu B’Shevat.

Students celebrate Tu B’Shevat with Langdon College

09th February 2015

Specialist college Langdon College visited Seashell Trust to celebrate the Jewish festival of Tu B’Shevat.


Students planted a sapling at the trust's Cheadle Hulme campus to mark the traditional new year for trees.


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Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson meets staff and students at Seashell Trust

Minister backs internships for SEND students

26th January 2015

Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson has praised internships for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Disabled students are benefiting from a pioneering work placement scheme run by Seashell Trust to help them transition from college to the professional world.

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Brian Hill finally reaches the finish line at Trekfest

Dad's 12-hour trek raises £2,500

14th January 2015

A dad trekked for 12 hours to raise money for a charity that helps his disabled daughter.


Brian Hill, from Mereside Gardens, Whaley Bridge, took part in the annual Trekfest, completing the 27-mile course through the Peak District in under 12 hours. The challenging route took in the Pennine Way and Kinder Scout.


He will split the £2500 raised between Seashell Trust and Blythe House Hospice.


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