Vincent (13) meets Manchester United legend

Students had a very special surprise when Sir Alex Ferguson dropped in on a charity for disabled children.

Wednesday, 14th January 2015, 3:19 pm
Sir Alex Ferguson meets Vincent Parkinson at Seashell Trust

Vincent Parkinson (13), from Baldwin Hill, Clitheroe, got a big cuddle from the Manchester United legend when he visited Seashell Trust, which cares for and educates profoundly disabled children and young people from across the country.

Some of the students have such complex difficulties they live at the trust’s residential school and college.

Mark Geraghty, CEO of Seashell Trust, said: “Sir Alex’s visit gave the young people at Seashell a special treat.

“We are not a charity that is as widely known as others because of the highly specialised nature of our work with profoundly disabled young people.

“We are extremely grateful to Sir Alex Ferguson, a person with an international reputation, for taking an interest in Seashell at a time when we are truly at the top of our game; with outstanding judgments from Ofsted across all areas of our operation.

“The trust has embarked upon one of the most exciting periods of development in its 190-year history as we endeavour to complete our appeal to raise £10m. for 17 new homes on our site.”

l Seashell Trust aims to transform the lives of the most vulnerable disabled children and young people from across the UK. It provides education and permanent residential care for children and young people with profound learning disabilities and sensory impairments at the Royal School and Royal College, both in Manchester. For more visit