The talented 11-year-old boy from Dartford Grammar School spent the day at Bromley South tinkling the ivories on one of the network’s many station pianos, collecting donations from passengers for the mental health charity.
A number of pianos have been placed in stations across Southeastern’s network, delighting passengers by bringing music to the concourse. Sir Elton John and John Legend have famously surprised commuters by playing the piano at St Pancras.
Harrison’s efforts came to the attention of the Southeastern Twitter team when a member of the public commended Harrison for his generosity.
Harrison and his school house, Vaughan, selected North Kent Mind as their charity of choice for the academic year. They hope to beat last year’s target of £1,513 through a number of fundraising activities at the school including bake sales and sporting challenges.
Harrison’s Head of House Emma Law said, “It is wonderful that Harrison used his talent to raise money for Mind and to spread awareness of an open attitude to mental health. He truly exceeded all expectations and serves as an inspiration to all his peers. Vaughan House would like to thank Southeastern for supporting Harrison’s efforts!”
Area Manager Danny Hackett said, “We are delighted to match Harrison’s incredible fundraising efforts to such a worthy cause. He has put a smile on both our staff and passenger’s faces through his playing!”
Southeastern offer a Travel Support Card to passengers with hidden conditions who need more help than others. The card enables passengers to express what extra assistance they need, which sometimes can be difficult to ask for.
North Kent Mind provides a wide range of services and support for people within the region who experience mental health problems.