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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Seashell Trust is Recruiting

01st August 2017

Could you be the next member of the Seashell Trust team?  

We are currently recruiting people with a Level 3 Health and Social Care or Childcare qualification.

Take a look at our short film to find out more, or visit: 


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Students Mickie Southam and Kiam Wilson arriving in style in a car with tutor Sinead O’Donnell

Royal College graduates celebrate end of era with Seashell prom

27th July 2017

Our college students celebrated their graduation with a glamorous prom.

The class of 2017 travelled to their prom at the Hilton Hotel Manchester Airport with style in a variety of luxury vehicles and two quirky tuk tuks.

Students graduate the Seashell Trust-run Royal College Manchester aged around 23 years old and all have complex learning disabilities and communication difficulties.

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Eaton and Hulme Walfield Rose Queen Helen Banks is pictured with her attendants and the first ever Rose King Stan Taylor-Lankester and her fundraising cheque for £700 at the Eaton and Hulme Walfield garden party.

Rose Queen Helen's blooming marvellous fundraising

27th July 2017

Eaton and Hulme Walfield Rose Queen Helen Banks raised £700 for Seashell Trust during her reign.

The Year 7 pupil chose to support us for her year of charity fundraising because her mum Louise works here at Royal College Manchester.

Louise, a learning support assistant, said: “I love my job at the Seashell Trust and it fills me with pride when I see the positive impact we have on these young people's lives.

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Seashell Trust to open accessible football facility for disabled children

25th July 2017

Seashell Trust has secured funds to build a state of the art, fully accessible football facility that will open the game up to disabled and able-bodied children.

Located in Cheadle Hulme near Stockport, the new football pitch will benefit the disabled children and young people who live and study on site, as well as players at all levels across the region.

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Scott and Warren Wilson from Lyme Design and Build, and Jo Barber and Wendy Bray from Seashell Trust

Lyme Design and Build's £4,000 for Seashell from golf day

21st July 2017

Hazel Grove's Lyme Design and Build's inaugural golf day for Seashell Trust raised more than £4,000.

Around 60 clients, suppliers and employees of the construction firm played at the Hazel Grove Golf Club followed by a dinner with a silent auction and raffle.

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Cheadle Hulme youngsters benefit from new Lord's Taverners minibus

17th July 2017

Representatives of the Lord’s Taverners were in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire last week (14 July) to present staff and pupils at Seashell Trust with a new wheelchair accessible minibus.

Since 1976, the Lord’s Taverners has placed over 1,150 accessible minibuses across schools in the UK. The iconic Lord’s Taverners minibuses provide disadvantaged and disabled young people with the chance to engage with their local community by getting more access to the facilities on offer and build important life skills in the process.

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Guests at the Boodles tennis tournament at the Mere for Seashell Trust

Boodles serves up glamorous tennis fundraiser for Seashell

04th July 2017

Seashell Trust students netted a fantastic result at the glamorous Boodles Tennis at the Mere tournament.

Top players served up some ace tennis action in the beautiful sunshine at the society fundraiser on the courts at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa, near Knutsford.

The three-day event, featuring international stars Kim Clijisters, Marion Bartoli, Goran Ivanisevic, Richard Krajicek and Xavier Malisse, raised £10,000 for Seashell Trust.

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Seashell Trust's Wendy Bray receives the cheque from Starkey staff

Starkey's year of support for Seashell Trust

04th July 2017

Stockport firm Starkey Hearing Technologies has donated £750 to Seashell Trust.

We care for and educates children and young people with complex learning disabilities and communication difficulties from across the UK, many of whom are deaf or have auditory issues.

The Hazel Grove hearing aid manufacturer has chosen us as its charity of the year.

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Ball sponsors and long-time Seashell Trust supporters PZ Cussons and guests

Seashell supporters have a ball in Wonderland

03rd July 2017

Seashell Trust guests had a wonderful time at its Alice in Wonderland-inspired spring ball.

The 250 partygoers at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate raised £54,000 to support the our student.

Jo Barber, fundraiser at Seashell, said: “On behalf of everyone at Seashell Trust, I’d like to thank everyone who joined us at the ball for a fabulous evening of fundraising for a great cause, and we look forward to welcoming everyone again next year.”

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