News and Events

Jul 2020
  Current grant holders As a Foundation, we understand that the current issues around the COVID-19 virus may cause uncertainty and disruption at the workplaces of our grantees. We would like to reassure current beneficiaries that we understand that they may experience significant...
Apr 2020
Here is a bird's eye view of progress with construction of a new hydrotherapy pool for pupils with multiple disabilities at Five Acre Wood School near Maidstone, partly funded with a £30,000 grant from the Foundation. We hope that the workers will be back on site to finish the project as soon as...
Mar 2020
As a Foundation, we understand that the current issues around the COVID-19 virus may cause uncertainty and disruption at the workplaces of our grantees. We would like to reassure current beneficiaries that we understand that there may be challenges in the near future which could mean that...
Dec 2019
Peter Harrison joined Professor Vicky Tolfrey and colleagues from the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport at the launch event for Loughborough University's new Strategy for Para Sport on December 3rd. The occasion also marked the 15th anniversary of the Peter Harrison Centre. After the...
Julia Harrison-Lee finishes her second Ironman challenge.
Dec 2019
Congratulations to our trustee, Julia Harrison Lee on completing her second ironman competition in Cozumel, Mexico. In her own words:-  "I had a cracking swim of 2.4 miles in 1 hr 5mins which was followed by a 112 mile cycle ride completed in 6 hrs 12 mins. The heat really came up through...
Nov 2019
On Thursday 21st November the Trustees of the Foundation held a reception at the Old Reigatian RFC clubhouse in Reigate to celebrate 20 years of charitable grant giving. Charities represented at the event had benefited from over £51m of giving over the 20 years.
Team photo of the adult disability and refugee / asylum seeker teams
Nov 2019
Sir Tom Finney Preston Soccer Centre have been selected as finalists for the Promoting Inclusion Award at the Ladbrokes North West Football Awards on 11th November - we wish them the very best of luck on the night! In the past year their volunteers have also been recognised by a number of...
A group of participants and Earth Trust staff
Oct 2019
Earth Trust’s Countryside Skills course is an established educational provision offering weekly, term-time outdoor learning sessions at Earth Trust designed to meet the emotional and learning needs of 13-19 year-olds in special needs schools, with complex physical and learning disabilities and/or...
One of the Centre's regular users shows how the new hub has enabled him to make full use of the target rifles in his wheelchair
Sep 2019
The Barnstandale Centre in the Wirral has opened a new hub for target sports, including target rifles, archery and boccia. The Hub was built with adjustable height benches to ensure that wheelchair users can sit alongside their able-bodied peers and compete together. The introduction of target...
Jul 2019
Dart Sailability have installed a new personnel hoist to provide a further access point for people with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, to sailing and boating on the river Dart.  The hoist enables them to safely and comfortably transfer between a pontoon and a boat...