News and Events

A smiling young woman holding jug in cafe kitchen
Jul 2021
Throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, the Foundation’s £30,000 grant (over 2 years) enabled Team Domenica to continue providing employment skills and experience for adults with learning disabilities. Based in Brighton & Hove, Team Domenica support their candidates through a unique three-tier set...
Jun 2021
Peter Harrison died peacefully at home in Reigate on the evening of Friday 18th June. A passionate sports fan all his life he was watching an international football match on television at the time. He was eighty four years old. Amongst many accomplishments in his business and private life the...
A young patient with Giggle Doctor
May 2021
We are delighted to help bring lightness and laughter to poorly children in hospital, through a 3-year grant for the ‘Giggle Doctors’ of the Theodora Children’s Charity.  The Giggle Doctors work nation-wide, and this grant has supported their treatment of patients with music, play...
May 2021
Over the past year, the Earth Trust provided students with special needs in Oxfordshire the chance to get out in the fresh air and learn new skills through their Countryside Skills education programme.  A grant from the Peter Harrison Foundation supported the programme, which was disrupted by...
Student working on the farm alongside the goats
Mar 2021
  Abbey Court School Trust was formed to support children and young adults with special educational needs in Medway. The school caters for pupils from the age of 3 to 19 with severe and profound & multiple learning conditions. Many of these pupils have life threatening and life limiting...
Dec 2020
The British Disabled Waterski and Wakeboard Association (BDWWA) was awarded a grant of £20,000 at the end of 2019 towards the cost of a new boat to support disabled water-skiing and wakeboarding.  Adaptive water skiing and wakeboarding provides an incredible sense of freedom for many people...
Dec 2020
  Trelya was awarded a grant of £20,000 from The Peter Harrison Foundation for the purchase and installation of a traversing wall & delivery of a programme that utilises the wall to develop essential skills & confidence of children experiencing disabilities and multiple...
Nov 2020
Congratulations to the Sir Tom Finney Soccer Centre Preston who have won the Kick It Out Promoting Inclusion Award at the North West Football Awards. One of six nominees, alongside premiership clubs Everton & Manchester United, the Sir Tom Finney Soccer Centre has four adult pan disability...
Oct 2020
  The new Sensory Multi Use Games Area (SMUGA) has opened at Portfield School, a specialist school for children with autism in Christchurch which is run by Autism Wessex. The new facility was designed in communication with students and teachers, and now provides a suitable area for...
Some of the beneficiaries on the golf course
Sep 2020
The On Course Foundation works with wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and veterans, and supports their recovery and reintegration to civilian life through nationwide confidence building golf events and opportunities for employment in the golf industry. Over the last year the On Course...