News and Events

Jul 2017
The Mary Hare School for deaf children near Newbury has re-opened its swimming pool after a major refurbishment programme, replacing the roof and adding new changing rooms. The Foundation's £20,000 grant for this project helped to release a similar sum from the matched giving fund pledged by the...
Nov 2016
That was her greeting as Foundation Trustee Julia Harrison-Lee crossed the finishing line in the Florida Ironman challenge at Panama Beach City on Saturday 5th November. She had completed a 2.4 mile swim in 1 hour 28 minutes, a 112 mile bike ride in 6 hours 57 minutes and a full 26 mile marathon in...
Oct 2016
Peter Harrison was able to congratulate Crystal Lane personally on her Paralympic successes at a reception held at the Brazilian embassy in London for Loughborough University's Rio medal winners. She in turn thanked him publicly for the Foundation's encouragement and financial support.
Oct 2016
Seen here with Peter Harrison and Centre Director, Professor Vicky Tolfrey, five times Olympic gold medal winner Sir Steve Redgrave was shown around the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport at Loughborough University after he had formally opened the University's new National Centre for Sport...
Oct 2016
64 gold, 39 silver and 44 bronze medals! What an outstanding achievement by our paralympic athletes in this summer's Rio games. Having sponsored her as a MSc student at Loughborough University all of us at the Foundation were specially proud to see cyclist Crystal Lane win a silver medal in the...
Oct 2016
In the run up to this summer's Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro the media showed considerable interest in aspects of the detailed preparation necessary for high performance and ultimate success. Professor Vicky Storey of the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport was interviewed several times...
Oct 2016
Keen soccer players at Doucecroft School, Colchester, were quick to make use of their new all-weather pitch, made possible by a grant of £25,000 to Autism Anglia.
Jun 2016
A grant of £1,500 to the Coquet Shorebase Trust has allowed them to extend their jetty on Ladyburn Lake, Northumberland. Disabled sailors can now be safely and rapidly hoisted into a dinghy even when the water level is low.
Mar 2016
Foundation trustees Peter Harrison, Nick Harrison and Peter Lee attended the opening of the Joy Harrison Learning Studio at Watts Gallery Artists' Village near Guildford and unveiled a plaque in honour of the late Joy Harrison, who was a keen supporter of the Gallery.
Mar 2016
The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport at Loughborough University now has a new state of the art research and development laboratory, which is an integral part of the University's recently opened National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine.