Skip to main content

Your web browser is not fully supported by BBC Children in Need, so parts of the website may not function correctly.

We changed our Privacy Policy and our Cookie Policy in April 2021. Click here to find out more about what changed.

Matt Baker and Pudsey

Harrison

Harrison, 20 from Cumbria

Following a serious bowel infection at one week old and weighing only 1lb 8oz, Harrison’s chance of survival was extremely low. Before he was 8 months old he had already endured two brain bleeds, septicaemia, a heart duct operation, tracheostomy and hernia operations. Harrison was discharged from hospital with the expectation that he would go home to die.  But Harrison made a miraculous recovery, despite having undergone 20 operations in his young life. At 3 years-old Harrison joined BBC Children in Need funded project, Sunbeams. Sunbeams deliver music sessions for young people affected by illness or disability, leading to improved communication skills, emotional wellbeing and improved family relationships. Harrison has developed into a natural entertainer and keen musician. His family credit Sunbeams for helping Harrison to become the confident outgoing person he is today.

Annie Mawson’s Sunbeams Music Trust

This project delivers music sessions for young people affected by illness and disabled young people, along with their families in Cumbria, leading to improved communication skills, emotional wellbeing and family relationships.

addbankCN0891 Icons for Resources - No Background calendarCN0891 Icons for Resources - No Background CN0891 Icons for Resources - No Background CN0891 Icons for Resources - No Background chevron-down chevron-lchevron-rchevron-upcommentcross>CN0891 Icons for Resources - No Background detect-locationdocumentdownloadCN0891 Icons for Resources - No Background emailembedexportfavouritefilterhelphomeinfoiphone iplayer liveCN0891 Icons for Resources - No Background more-horizontalmore-verticalphonepingitpostCN0891 Icons for Resources - No Background quote-end quote-open searchsettingsshareshowcase-threads social-facebook social-instagram social-linkedin CN0891 Icons for Resources - No Background social-pinterest social-twitter social-youtube sounds CN0891 Icons for Resources - No Background CN0891 Icons for Resources - No Background ticktimeCN0891 Icons for Resources - No Background puzzle-shelfAsset 1