Loughborough University’s Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport (PHC) has welcomed a grant of £600,000 from the Peter Harrison Foundation.


The new funding boost has come just before the start of the Paralympic Games in London. This new grant though will allow the centre to work with athletes in preparation for the 2016 Paralympic Games based in Rio de Janeiro. The grant will also help to address the importance of exercise within the disabled community.

The director of the PHC, Dr Vicky Tolfrey said: “We are extremely grateful for the continuing support from the Peter Harrison Foundation which will enable a legacy of disability sport to remain at Loughborough.”

The PHC, established in 2005 with the financial assistance of the Peter Harrison Foundation, is the only one of its kind here in the UK. The centre’s mission is to improve the knowledge and promote the health and lifestyle benefits of Paralympic and disabled sports.

The centre is known for its research into elite performance and rehabilitative levels and it has also been involved with projects surrounding Team GB. The latest financial boost from the Peter Harrison Foundation means that the centre can help to raise more awareness as well as prepare its disabled athletes for future successes.

If you would like to find out more about the Peter Harrison Foundation click here:  http://www.peterharrisonfoundation.org/


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