News and Events

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...
Julia Harrison-Lee completing her third marathon
Jan 2015
She has done it again! In 2014 trustee Julia Harrison-Lee completed her third marathon. This time she was one of over 50,000 runners to finish the New York City Marathon in freezing February temperatures, which she did in a time of 5 hours 32 minutes and 39 seconds! She was once again running to...
Old Dean Community Football Club group photo
Jan 2015
The Peter Harrison Foundation has entered into a new partnership with the Community Foundation for Surrey to help support local grassroots community groups helping people in need across Surrey. An initial grant of £100,000 was made to set up the Fund and it will be spent over two years. The Fund...
Artist’s impression of the new VI Form Centre
Jan 2015
Reigate Grammar School has been given planning consent for the development of a new VI Form Centre. In 2014 the Foundation made a grant of £925,000 to enable the School to purchase the site for the proposed centre but the grant was necessarily conditional on the success of the planning application...