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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Seashell Trust student Cayman Norton meets David Cameron at Number 10 Christmas party

Seashell students visit Number 10 for prime minister's Christmas party

08th January 2015

Seashell Trust students partied with the prime minister at Number 10 Downing Street.

Cayman and Reims Norton, Harrison Linley Jones, Scarlett Hickey, Sara Asif, Gethin Plant, Shauna Miller, Daniel Hall and Sofia Gawlyk attended a very special celebration with their families and teachers.

It is the fourth year David Cameron has hosted a Christmas party for young people at his official residence.

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Seashell Trust student Vincent Parkinson meets Sir Alex Ferguson

Christmas cuddle from Sir Alex Ferguson

08th January 2015

Students at Seashell Trust got a seasonal surprise when Sir Alex Ferguson dropped in to wish them a merry Christmas.


The Manchester United legend met our staff and students.


Some of the students have such complex difficulties they did not go home for the holidays. Hard-working staff made sure they didn't miss out on any of the festive fun.


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Seashell Trust student Georgia Parks Rigsby takes part in pedalathon

Students saddle up to raise money for specialised bike

08th January 2015

All the students at Seashell Trust wanted for Christmas was a new bike.


But it is not just any bike and these aren't just any students.


Many find it hard to get around independently, which is why bikes are so important to them. Not only can they travel around more easily but it great for keeping fit and improves balance and co-ordination.


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BT volunteers from left Toni Scouler, Kathryn Hemmings, Conal Duffy and Robin Butler

BT brings its Christmas paint party to Seashell Trust

19th December 2014

Volunteers flew in from across the country to paint the town at Seashell Trust.


A team of 19 from BT donned their Santa hats and brushed up on their decorating skills for a festive painting party.


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Coach Adam Brown with mixed CADS/Queensgate team at the Cheshire FA Junior Ability Counts league

CADS football coach with top FA award

03rd December 2014

A Seashell Trust football coach has won a top award from the FA for his work in the community.


Adam Brown was named the Grass Roots Coach of the Year for Cheshire.


More than 30 people were nominated for the award that recognises those who make a difference to football in their local area – the people who dedicate their time to developing young talent and help ensure safety and best practice.


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BP M&S staff with students Adam Lloyd, Jonathan Cripps and Reims Norton.

Seashell students are guests of honour at store opening

03rd December 2014

A food store had some very special guests to cut the ribbon when it reopened after a rebuild.

The staff at M&S Food on Alderley Road in Wilmslow have chosen to support Seashell Trust.


To celebrate the new shop at the BP Garage, they invited three students from the trust to be guests of honour at the grand reopening.


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Robert Barber learning how to set a table for a wedding reception

New internship programme gives students job skills they need

12th November 2014

Only seven per cent of people with a learning disability are in paid employment, according to the Office for National Statistics.


This week is Learning Disabilities Work Experience Week organised by charity Mencap and Inclusive Employers, which helps employers to develop an inclusive workplace.


It aims to improve the employability of people with learning difficulties, and raise awareness of the benefits for businesses in thinking differently about who they recruit.

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 Luke Morrow ,Mariyam Vohra, and Julia Smith signing and singing at the Trafford Centre

Students sign up for equality in education campaign

12th November 2014

Seashell Trust students signed up to a national campaign calling for equality in education for young people with disability.


Three students took part in a sign song event at Trafford Centre in support of the The Association of National Specialist Colleges (Natspec) Right Not A Fight campaign.


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