Seashell kicks off summer of sport with Natspec games hosted at Sport City

22nd May 2019

Stockport charity Seashell Trust is going for gold after hosting the ninth year of its annual college sports day for disabled students.

Hosted at Sports City the North West Games, in partnership with Natspec (National Association of Specialist Colleges) for its second year in a row, saw 185 students take part from 16 specialist colleges across the North West. The volunteers were really helpful, positive and upbeat which made the day more enjoyable, the students thoroughly enjoyed the day.

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Strictly Seashell dancers lined up

Our 'Strictly' dancers waltz away with record amount for Seashell

14th May 2019

Seashell Trust quickstepped its way to a record-breaking £123,000 at its glittering fundraiser – helped by Strictly celebrity stars Denise Van Outen and Gethin Jones.

Following ten weeks of intensive training, nine big names from North West business and society went from non-dancers to a toe-to-toe public dance-off at Manchester’s glitzy Hilton Hotel.

Actress Denise showed off her expertise, gleaned from coming runner up on Strictly Come Dancing in 2012, by heading up the judging panel.

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Ultimate’s Jon Walker and Matt Townsend with Seashell Trust students Caymen and Alex

Ultimate is back in the saddle as Seashell Sportive sponsor

02nd May 2019

Ultimate Creative Communications has announced it will continue its sponsorship of the Seashell Trust charity cycling Sportive for 2019.

The Knutsford-based award-winning digital branding and design agency will host the feed-station at Flash, the highest village in England, one of five to sustain the riders along the four different routes.

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Seashell Trust submits evidence in readiness for May planning appeal hearing

12th April 2019

Seashell Trust has submitted its evidence to the appointed planning inspector in the appeal against the decision of Stockport Council to refuse permission for a school and campus transformation on the site at Cheadle Hulme.

The Board of Trustees of Seashell Trust, which provides education and support for children and young adults with extremely complex disabilities, saw its evidence lodged with the Planning inspectorate against the decision of the council to refuse permission for the campus transformation and associated cross‐funding residential development.

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Christie & Co. nine hour night time trek secures generous donation for charity

11th April 2019

National charity Seashell Trust, who support children and young adults with complex learning disabilities and additional communication needs, give thanks to Christie & Co. after its North East Regional team raise £5,872 by walking a grueling 20 miles along Hadrian's Wall in the dark.   

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Seashell Trust in the spotlight at Shine a Light Awards

10th April 2019

National charity Seashell Trust has been recognised for its outstanding work in supporting children and young people who use AAC at the Shine a Light ceremony held on Thursday 22nd March. The annual event celebrates excellence in speech, language and communication provision, and was hosted by British comic actress and writer, Sally Phillips with entertainment from Britain's Got Talent winner, Lee Ridley (Lost Voice Guy).

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Seashell staff Nicola Thompson, Becca Roberts, Hannah Watkin and Charlotte Ardern meet Sandro Forte, from Forte Financial, along with Seashell students Shauna, Saif and Elliott.

Seashell Trust's $5,000 grant from Million Dollar Round Table Foundation

29th March 2019

Seashell Trust has been awarded a $5,000 (£3,800) grant from the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation to continue its outreach work supporting families of children and young people with complex needs.

The MDRT Foundation is committed to building stronger families and communities, through its global grants programs. This year, foundation will award over $1 million in grants to more than 200 charitable organisations worldwide.

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Deputy Mayor of Stockport Wendy Meikle, the Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Edith Conn, The Seashell Trust Chief Executive, Jolanta McCall, students Stephen Darbyshire and George Oliver and Conservative MP for Cheadle, Mary Robinson

MP Mary Robinson opens Seashell Trust’s 3G inclusive sports pitch

26th March 2019

Seashell Trust's new floodlit 3G sports pitch was officially opened by Mary Robinson, MP for Cheadle at our Stanley Road campus in Stockport.

The new full-size pitch was made possible thanks to £500,000 grant from the Premier League and The FA through the Government's Football Foundation together with generous match funding from PZ Cussons.

As part of our wider redevelopment, the new all-weather pitch and accessible changing facilities will provide year-round activity opportunities for Seashell Trust’s Royal School Manchester and Royal College Manchester students.

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Seashell Trust staff member and student laughing

Amazing apprenticeship levy gift from Sapphire Accounting

22nd March 2019

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Wilmslow-based Sapphire Accounting.

The accountancy firm is transferring 10% of its apprenticeship levy to Seashell to enable us to fund more apprenticeships for existing and new staff.

Any business can gift up to 10% of their overall levy to another business as it is a ‘use it or lose it’ tax. It is estimated only 8% of the total £1.28bn in apprentice levies paid over the last 12 months have been used so there is a huge amount of opportunity for companies to transfer their levy to charities.

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Martine Tempest-Mitchell, Sanjeev Bhatia, Aisha Kamani, Jolanta McCall, Joe Morris, Michael Josephson, Dianne Bourne are pictured at the launch for Seashell Trust's Strictly Seashell

Strictly Seashell: we reveal the stars of our show!

13th March 2019

We have finally unveiled the mystery stars of our second annual fundraising ballroom dance-off Strictly Seashell.

The big names from the North West’s corporate and social scene were revealed at a glitzy launch night held at society jewellers Boodles in Manchester city centre

With all tables already sold out and training well under way, the nine leaders willing to put their reputations on the line this year have officially been named as:

Aisha Kamani, Pretty Little Thing

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Jim Truscott, Fiona Wood and Dominic Tinner pose with their bikes

Law firms go the extra mile for Seashell Trust sportive

13th March 2019

Leading Manchester law firms Beyond Corporate Law and McAlister Family Law, part of the Beyond Professional Services Group, are to be principal sponsors of the Seashell Trust charity sportive.

Taking place on Sunday, September 15, 2019, the event will start and finish at our campus in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. The event is expected to attract around 500 riders.

Now firmly in the North West sportive cycling calendar the four routes on offer, from 50km up to a gruelling 170km route, take in some of the best countryside the region has to offer.

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Harriett Morris enjoys Seashell Trust CADS holiday camp

Seashell Trust's half-term CADs is a recordbreaker

07th March 2019

Seashell Trust’s award-winning inclusive sport programme CADS is celebrating a record number of participants.

Over 80 young people attended our two-day half-term holiday sports camp in Cheadle Hulme.

Some 74 disabled children with a range of complex needs and 14 of their non-disabled peers and siblings enjoyed activities together, including swimming, arts and crafts, drama, tennis, and tri-golf.

Parents travel from far afield to ensure their child can attend as CADS, established over 15 years, is the only inclusive event of its kind in the region.

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