In the run up to this summer's Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro the media showed considerable interest in aspects of the detailed preparation necessary for high performance and ultimate success. Professor Vicky Storey of the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport was interviewed several times...
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Keen soccer players at Doucecroft School, Colchester, were quick to make use of their new all-weather pitch, made possible by a grant of £25,000 to Autism Anglia.
64 gold, 39 silver and 44 bronze medals! What an outstanding achievement by our paralympic athletes in this summer's Rio games. Having sponsored her as a MSc student at Loughborough University all of us at the Foundation were specially proud to see cyclist Crystal Lane win a silver medal in the...
A grant of £1,500 to the Coquet Shorebase Trust has allowed them to extend their jetty on Ladyburn Lake, Northumberland. Disabled sailors can now be safely and rapidly hoisted into a dinghy even when the water level is low.
Foundation trustees Peter Harrison, Nick Harrison and Peter Lee attended the opening of the Joy Harrison Learning Studio at Watts Gallery Artists' Village near Guildford and unveiled a plaque in honour of the late Joy Harrison, who was a keen supporter of the Gallery.
The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport at Loughborough University now has a new state of the art research and development laboratory, which is an integral part of the University's recently opened National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Peter Harrison and fellow trustee Nick Harrison visited Reigate Grammar School just before Easter for a ceremonial pouring of concrete into the foundations of the planned new VI Form Centre. The building has been made possible by a substantial grant from the Peter Harrison Foundation. Here Peter...
In 2015 the Foundation made a grant to Revitalise, a national charity providing short breaks for disabled people in holiday locations. The grant was to help provide a new bus for visitors to the charity’s Netley Waterside House, overlooking Southampton Water, so they can enjoy group outings and...
One of the first grants made by the Peter Harrison Community Fund in partnership with the Community Foundation for Surrey, back in 2014, was to Surrey Nurturing Links, a Woking based charity which promotes cookery skills and healthy eating for families where there is an identified need. Here a...
Thanks to a grant from the Foundation to the Greater Manchester Community Basketball Club in Whalley Range, the young teams can now travel to their away matches in style. The Club runs as many as fifteen teams in leagues for different age groups.