News and Events

Mar 2016
Peter Harrison and fellow trustee Nick Harrison visited Reigate Grammar School just before Easter for a ceremonial pouring of concrete into the foundations of the planned new VI Form Centre. The building has been made possible by a substantial grant from the Peter Harrison Foundation. Here Peter...
Mar 2016
In 2015 the Foundation made a grant to Revitalise, a national charity providing short breaks for disabled people in holiday locations. The grant was to help provide a new bus for visitors to the charity’s Netley Waterside House, overlooking Southampton Water, so they can enjoy group outings and...
Mar 2016
One of the first grants made by the Peter Harrison Community Fund in partnership with the Community Foundation for Surrey, back in 2014, was to Surrey Nurturing Links, a Woking based charity which promotes cookery skills and healthy eating for families where there is an identified need. Here a...
Mar 2016
Thanks to a grant from the Foundation to the Greater Manchester Community Basketball Club in Whalley Range, the young teams can now travel to their away matches in style. The Club runs as many as fifteen teams in leagues for different age groups.
Nov 2015
Here is one of the double user motorised cycles funded by the Foundation for the Cycles4All cycling club run by Eastleigh Youth and Community Trust. The club has access to open parkland with some all-weather paths and now even the steeper inclines can be negotiated successfully. After a recent...
Nov 2015
GASP provides courses in basic motor mechanics for young people in Surrey. This year's awards ceremony took place on 8th October at McLaren's futuristic Surrey H.Q., where Foundation Director Andrew Ross presented the 'Enthusiasm to Learn' award to Morgan Painter from the Park School in Woking....
Nov 2015
The Foundation's trustees are all interested in sport and fitness, but it is hard to match Julia Harrison-Lee for putting that interest into practice. On 25th October she completed the Miami Ironman 70.3 challenge with a swim of 1.2 miles, followed immediately by a 56 mile cycle race and then a 13....
Aug 2015
On 22nd July Peter Lee and Andrew Ross met Wendy Varcoe and Laura Thurlow, Executive Director and Deputy Director of the Community Foundation for Surrey, to review applications to the Peter Harrison Foundation Community Fund. They awarded a  total of £22,787 to six Surrey charities: Elmbridge...
Aug 2015
Children with special needs at Beacon Hill School in Newcastle are now taking regular exercise in their specially equipped outdoor gym, installed thanks to a £12,000 grant  made earlier in the year to the city's Chronicle Sunshine Fund. Teachers at the school have reported that the pupils seem...
Jul 2015
All of us at the Foundation are delighted at the news of Trustee Peter Lee’s appointment by the outgoing Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Dame Sarah Goad, to be one of four new Deputy Lieutenants for the County. Deputy Lieutenants may be asked to represent the Lord Lieutenant at a range of ceremonial...