News and Events

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...
Jul 2015
A grant of £60,000 to the Woodlarks Campsite Trust in 2014 has enabled them to build changing rooms for the new heated swimming pool at their campsite in Farnham, Surrey. It is great to see that the disabled campers are already enjoying this facility just over a year later.
Jun 2015
On Wednesday 3rd June 82 students from 7 schools competed in the Surrey Final of the Panathlon challenge for disabled children. Congratulations to the Ridgeway & Sunbury Manor team who won the overall competition and are the new Surrey Champions. They now qualify to represent Surrey at the...
Jun 2015
On the 13th May Foundation Director Andrew Ross was given a tour of the Teenage Cancer Trust’s splendid modern 10 bed unit at Southampton General Hospital, where he chatted to staff as well as to a young patient and his mother. The Foundation had contributed £50,000 to the Trusts £2.4 million...