News and Events

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...
Jun 2015
The Foundation has contributed £25,000 towards the cost of a major development programme at The PACE Centre in Aylesbury for children with cerebral palsy and other complex disabilities. When Andrew Ross visited the charity in January 2015 the site was bare but six months later, as the photo shows,...
Foundation trustee Peter Lee
Mar 2015
Foundation Trustee Peter Lee came to the end of his busy year as High Sheriff of Surrey in March 2015. Peter says, ”My year as High Sheriff allowed me to meet some inspiring individuals and certainly convinced me that Surrey can be proud of its voluntary sector. If I have been able to use this...
Professor Vicky Goosey-Tolfrey
Jan 2015
On 14th January 2015 Professor Vicky Goosey-Tolfrey, Director of the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport, gave her Inaugural Lecture as a Professor at Loughborough University. Peter Harrison joined the audience of sports scientists and other academics at Loughborough to hear Professor Goosey...
Jan 2015
In 2012 the Foundation supported Peter Harrison’s wish to create a new charity, the Peter Harrison Heritage Foundation, allowing him to pursue some of his wider personal and philanthropic interests including military history. (Note: the Peter Harrison Heritage Foundation does not entertain...