News and Events

Mar 2019
A major grant from the Peter Harrison Foundation has helped East Surrey YMCA to build a splendid new sports hall at their Redhill base. The official opening was carried out by Dame Tanni Grey-Thomson and after the ceremony there was a demonstration of Boccia in front of the many donors and...
A participant and member of staff using an adaptive cycle
Jan 2019
  The Hollybank Trust in Yorkshire provides support and services for people with profound disabilities and learning difficulties. They run a school, purpose built residential homes for children and adults, and programmes of daytime activities for non-residents. With a grant from the...
2 Mixed Ability Rowers out on the water
Jan 2019
  In 2018 Bradford Amateur Rowing Club created its first mixed ability squad as part of the Mixed Ability Sports Development Programme (MASDP) led by International Mixed Ability Sports (IMAS) and funded by Sport England.  Mixed Ability Rowers trained and competed alongside able-...
Nov 2018
With a grant of £25,000 from the Peter Harrison Foundation the Seapoint Canoe Centre has been able to install a floating pontoon to help launch kayaks and canoes for young people to use on the Royal Military Canal behind the seafront in Folkestone. Previously boats had to be carried down...
Leo McCrea holding his 4 medals at the National Para-Swimming 2017 Championships at Manchester
Oct 2018
14 year old swimmer Leo McCrea topped off an extremely successful season by winning his first English Senior Gold Medal in the 50m Butterfly Final at the 'English National 2018 Championships'. He also reached the finals of three other events and won Bronze in the 100m Breastroke final. Earlier...
The new arena in use by Cranleigh RDA members
Oct 2018
On Monday 1 October the new arena and stables at Casi's Farm, home of Cranleigh RDA, were officially opened by Clare Balding.       
George Tonner holding his award
Sep 2018
18 year old wheelchair basketball player George Tonner was recently awarded Best Young Male Player of the Year at the Lords Taverners' Junior National Championships in Worcester. George is one of 25 disabled athletes supported by the Peter Harrison Foundation through SportsAid.
Aug 2018
With the help of a £5,000 grant from the Foundation the Albrighton Trust has replaced the accessible platforms at its Moat fishery near Wolverhampton, increasing space and safety for disabled anglers.
A picture of the outside of the new classroom building
Jul 2018
  In 2017 the Peter Harrison Foundation made a grant of £25,000 towards the building of two new classrooms for Sheiling College in Ringwood, Hampshire. The classrooms have now been completed and are being used by students. This new building has allowed the college to increase its number...
New adaptive boat 'Rigel' on the water
Jul 2018
  Maidenhead Rowing Club's new adaptive boat had its first outing at Marlow Town Regatta recently. It was raced by Dan, one of the club's new adaptive rowers, and came in first place! The adaptive single boat named 'Rigel' was funded by a grant from the Peter Harrison Foundation