At Mainer Associates we believe in giving back to the community and in helping those who need it most. We have chosen the Seashell Trust as our partner charity organisation and we are actively assisting the charity in a number of events.
The Seashell Trust is a charity with a focus on providing a creative, happy and secure environment for children and adults with complex and severe learning disabilities. The Stockport-based organisation provides education and care, from 2 – 25 years, at their outstanding residential school and college, and through short breaks services.
In April 2016, The Seashell Trust ran their week-long CADS (Children’s Able and Disabled Sports) events, where children with and without disabilities can play and learn together. Mainer Associates gladly offered our time and enthusiasm to assist employees of The Seashell Trust managing activities.
Participating in different groups, we met lots of inspiring individuals and participated in lots of fun activities including swimming, athletics, indoor climbing, basketball and sensory play.
It has been a great opportunity to get to understand the professionals’ work with disabled children and assist them in their duties during the week.
Additionally, Mainer Associates are pulling together a number participants for the yearly Seashell Trust Sportive, a gruelling 170km Sportive with nearly 3,000m of elevation.
Following successful completion of the course in under 7½ hrs last year, Mainer Associates Director, Ben Wells will be taking part in the event again in September 2016 along with colleagues, clients and other like-minded ‘suckers for punishment’.
It is a great event taking in the spectacular scenery of the Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire areas of the Peak District National Park and we would welcome additional cyclists to come along and support The Seashell Trust in taking part.
Please see the following links for the Seashell Trust and the Seashell Sportive: