Sounds like PA is depending on others to do the hard work for him.
I wonder if CAN are holding back because of tax deductabilities on charities? I'm not an expert, but maybe it could get them in hot water if Pete doesn't deliver the end result - i.e. a foundation - and the tax man comes a knocking?
Hence, CAN not doing the work for him, therefore nowt is getting done.
It's not a foundation in any meaningful or legal or official sense. ie. it's not a registered charity, or a trust, bound by The Charity Commission regulations. It is a 'foundation' in name only. All PA has done is pledged to raise money for CRUK and attached a justgiving page to his website.
There are, as it stands, no tax implications or obligations.