The Peter Harrison Foundation have pledged an incredible £25,000 towards the costs of the Spring Hall project, following a successful grant application confirmed in January 2015. It is the second time the Foundation has supported the School, after pledging £15,000 in 2007 to help facilitate our move towards Sports College status.
The Peter Harrison Foundation was founded by Mr Peter Robert Harrison in April 1999. As a keen and active sportsman throughout his life, Peter Harrison believes that education and sport provide the key stepping stones to self-development, creation of choice, confidence building and self reliance. A pioneering and successful businessman, entrepreneur and sportsman himself, Peter wishes to share his success by making these stepping stones more readily available to those who may be disabled or disadvantaged and who may not otherwise have the opportunity to develop their self potential.
The creation of the Foundation is the means by which Peter hopes that this may be achieved. In the first few years since its formation, the Foundation has distributed over £10 million and has made grants to over two hundred and fifty charities.
The grant of £25,000 was part of the Foundation's "Opportunities through Sport" fund, designed to support sporting activities or projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged to fulfil their potential and to develop other personal and life skills.
We are absolutely thrilled that the Peter Harrison Foundation share our vision and passion for the project, and the involvement of such a revered organisation adds great credence to our cause.
To find out more about their incredible work, please visit www.peterharrison.org