Hearing dog Chance and June Battye from Seashell Trust

Hero hearing dog Chance rescues collapsed woman

05th December 2017

They only stayed overnight by chance but Chance the hero hearing dog rescued a woman who had collapsed.

June Battye, British Sign Language teacher here at Seashell Trust, was visiting friends Joan Proctor and her husband Stephen in Congleton.

June, who is deaf, was accompanied by her hearing dog Chance, a six-year-old black miniature poodle.

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Seashell Trust features in BBC Breakfast's Send Week

27th November 2017

Seashell Trust is delighted to have featured in BBC’s Breakfast on 27th November, as part of its SEND Week.

This short video features our students and staff, along with parent Michelle McDonough- it really brings to life all that our amazing team achieve here.  The day when a vulnerable or disabled child or young person comes to Seashell is the day that everything changes. 



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Gemma Boys is pictured with her son Thomas, who is a Seashell Trust student, and his grandparents Jeremy and Gillian Boys at the opening of the family flat at Seashell Trust.

Seashell's home-from-home family flat gets a facelift from LOFT

22nd November 2017

Families who can live up to hundreds of miles away from their profoundly disabled children can now stay in newly refurbished home-from-home flat when they visit them at Seashell Trust.

More than a dozen years in constant use had taken its toll on our two-bedroomed visitors' accomodation.

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Dan Follon and Lauren Mullarkey with the Seashell Trust artwork that is pictured right at Buckingham Palace

Seashell Trust art is fit for the Queen in palace exhibition

15th November 2017

Artwork by students from Seashell Trust has taken pride of place at an exhibition in Buckingham Palace.

Our students made the embellished felt artwork as a 90th birthday gift for the Queen, who is the patron of Seashell Trust.

The exhibition, viewed by half a million visitors, was curated from thousands of gifts the monarch has received during her 65-year reign.

The Seashell picture was one of just 200 items selected and was displayed in the Ball Supper Room at the Queen's official residence in London.

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'Dietary Issues & Experimentation' begins the first of a series of free sessions.

Free Autism Information Sessions for Parents and Carers

10th October 2017

If you care for a child or young person with autism and severe learning difficulties, you can benefit from a comprehensive range of support from Seashell Trust. Wednesday 18th October will see the start of a series of sessions aimed at helping families deal with everyday issues like communication, behaviour and ways to help your child to become more independent.

For some children and young people with autism, mealtimes can be a confusing mess of different tastes, textures, smells and even sounds that are just too much to cope with.

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Seashell Trust sportive participant cycles round a cow on the road.

Fundraising cyclists really get a moo-ve on for Seashell's sportive

03rd October 2017

Seahshell Trust's annual sportive saw more than 150 cyclists pedal their way to raising £8,500. 

Riders from as far afield as Maidenhead, Stoke and Wales as well as local cycling clubs Cheshire Mavericks and SK6 Spinners took on the 30-miles, 60-mile or the epic leg-busting 100-mile route through the Cheshire countryside and the Peak District.

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The four F&G teams at Seashell Trust's golf day in Wilmslow

F&G Commercials have drive to win at Seashell Trust golf day

02nd October 2017

Generous golfers clubbed together to raise over £12,000 for Seashell Trust.

The 28 teams dodged the showers to tee off in our annual golf day at Wilmslow Golf Club.

Two of truck dealer F&G Commercials' four teams took first and second with RBS taking third place honours.

Sponsored by Mace, JW Lees, Honeywell, Beever & Struthers and Henri Lloyd, the event raised £12,800.

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Cardinal Martime and Sambro raise £52,360 for Seashell Trust

27th September 2017

£52,360 was raised for Seashell Trust earlier this month at a special golf day and gala dinner held by local companies, Cardinal Martime and Sambro.  The inaugural event took place at The Mere Golf Spa and Resort in Cheshire on 8th September and was hosted by TV presenter, Denise Van Outen.

The money raised will be used to fund a state of the art new classroom at Seashell Trust’s Royal School which will be officially named the ‘Cardinal/Sambro classroom’.

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Seashell Trust appears on Sale Sharks new kit

19th September 2017

Seashell Trust features on Sale Sharks’ new away shirt for the 2017/2018 season.  Our logo appears between the shoulders on the new kit, promoting the charity and our work to a huge audience of rugby fans.

The Manchester-based club kicked off their Aviva Premiership campaign earlier this month with a host of new world class signings.  Their away shirt also features the iconic worker bee, in memory of the victims of the Manchester terror attack.

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Book your place on our Makaton Foundation Course

11th September 2017

Makaton Foundation Course

Dates: Monday 9th & Monday 16th October

Times: 09.30 – 16.00

Price: £120 for professionals, £60 for parents and carers

If you’re supporting a person with communication difficulties as a result learning disabilities, attending our Makaton foundation course could have a big impact. Being able to communicate is one of the most important skills we need in life and Makaton gives everyone a helping hand to talk. 

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Book your place on our BSL, Signalong and Makaton Training

09th August 2017

We‘re currently taking bookings for our Communication courses starting this September, which include British Sign Language (BSL) Level One, BSL Level Two, Makaton and Signalong

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Jan Kirwan, from Barclays, and Wendy Bray from Seashell Trust at the Barclays Citizenship Awards in London

It's official - Seashell Barclays team is one of best in the world!

02nd August 2017

Seashell Trust's partnership with a group of volunteers and fundraisers has been named as the one of the best in the world.

The partnership with  Barclays staff from across Manchester won the UK Colleagues in the Community category at the the Barclays Global Citizenship Awards 2017.

They were then shortlisted as one of the top three projects in the world but were pipped to the post by a team in Tokyo which helped rebuild communities after the tsunami.

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