Our own Lisa Morton put her best foot forward on 11 May to dance the Paso Doble for Strictly stars Denise van Outen and Gethin Jones, and a live audience of Strictly fans at the Hilton Hotel Manchester – all in aid of Seashell Trust.
Lisa wants to thank everyone personally for helping her raise more than £3,500 in sponsorship, contributing to a fantastic total of more than £130k raised on the night.
Based in Cheadle Hulme, Seashell Trust educates and cares for children and young people with very special needs from all over the country.
Having spent time with the Trust, Lisa was overwhelmed by the bond between the students and the team – and the work being done to help these young people fulfil their potential.
Lisa said: “I had an absolutely fantastic night. I won’t even pretend I wasn't nervous at the start. As a business leader, I’m used to presenting in a work environment. Performing a dance routine before an audience of hundreds of people, however, is certainly a new challenge. But it’s all well worth it to support the fantastic work of the Seashell Trust.
“I’d be so grateful if you would help me to raise much-needed funds for this inspirational place that changes the lives of so many young people. To donate to this incredible cause, please click here.
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“Whether the students are taking their first steps, learning how to communicate or even progressing into supported work, your support will help provide even greater opportunity for these wonderful young people.”
Seashell Trust helps young people from the age of 2 to 25 who have a combination of learning disabilities, sensory impairments, autism and brain damage learn to express themselves, explore their environment and make the most of their available senses. The charity’s vision is of a world in which everyone with learning disabilities can live happy, safe, independent and fulfilling lives – and in which they are respected as valuable members of the community.
Lisa would like to thank Cadman’s Dance Centre for their first class coaching, support and huge reserves of patience, as well as the Seashell Trust for the opportunity to get involved.