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£2,813raised of £1,000 target by 108 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,813 to Support Arthur Bailey and the Seashell Trust.

    Funded on Wednesday, 15th August 2018

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    We are four middle aged men (some more than others!) have signed up to complete a 103 mile cycle ride from Castor, Peterborough to the Norfolk coast on the 27th July 2018. We are doing this to raise money for the Seashell Trust and in support of our good friends Tom and Karen Bailey and their middle son Arthur. This is a big undertaking for all of us but for a couple of us represents a seriously major challenge and will not be easy!

    The riders who have sign up to complete the ride are Graham Douglas, Simon Bicknell, Tom Bailey and Ian Beesley. This is also Grahams 50th Birthday so will be a real treat for him!

    We would be extremely grateful for any donations! here is a bit more about Arthur and the Seashell Trust!

    This is Arthur. Arthur is 8 years old. He is profoundly deaf and has a significant visual impairment and severe learning difficulties. Arthur loves messy play, wrestling with his brothers, balloons and getting out and about.

    He was starting to find life very challenging and was getting very frustrated and displaying challenging behaviour. We started to look for specialist services for children who have multisensory impairments/ are deafblind. As this is so rare there were not many services available, especially in our local area so we had to look nationally. We found out about The Seashell Trust in Cheadle Hulme (formerly the Royal School for the Deaf Manchester). The Seashell Trust provide education and care to some of the most vulnerable young people in society with multiple sensory needs. We searched extensively but there is simply nothing else like The Seashell Trust in the UK.

    When Arthur arrived at The Seashell Trust in November he had no system in place to communicate. Its 24-hour one-on-one support and individual programme is helping Arthur to develop the key skills he need to fulfil his potential in life. Just after a few months, he is starting to use hand-under-hand signing and is learning how to communicate his needs more. He even waved goodbye to a friend for the first time ever just the other day. He now also has the confidence to walk everywhere –even for long distances. Before he was using a special needs buggy while out and about. Seashell Trust is open 365 days a year and is extremely costly to run. The placing local authorities pay the children’s fees but this pays for the cost of staff and training, everything else needs to be fundraised for. We need to raise funds to ensure that The Seashell Trust can provide the best facilities and life experiences possible for the young people, like Arthur, in their care.

    Thanks for reading and we are very grateful for your support!



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      • Canan


        Aug 10, 2018

        Well done Tom & Team.Such a great cause.


      • Narendra


        Aug 9, 2018

        Well done Tom! Great effort for a good cause.


      • The Caskey Family

        The Caskey Family

        Aug 4, 2018

        Well done to you all. A great achievement and a very worthwhile cause


      • Bill Runham

        Bill Runham

        Jul 31, 2018

        Congrats !


      • Foy A

        Foy A

        Jul 30, 2018


      • Philip


        Jul 30, 2018

        Well done Tom and friends for riding so far in aid of such a good cause. Best wishes to Arthur.


      • Scott Pearson

        Scott Pearson

        Jul 30, 2018


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