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Katie Price’s son Harvey lands role as diversity and inclusion ambassador for railway service

Katie Price’s son Harvey lands role as diversity and inclusion ambassador for railway service


Katie Price’s son Harvey has become the diversity and inclusion ambassador for an electric rail company. 

The 19-year-old, who has Prader-Willi syndrome, was revealed to be a train enthusiast when he starred in the BBC documentary Katie Price: Harvey and Me, with his former glamour model mum, 43. 

After the show aired, Harvey was invited to make train announcements, and has even reportedly landed a reality show documenting his passion.

Great news: Katie Price’s son Harvey has become the diversity and inclusion ambassador for an electric rail company (pictured together in September) 

Now the teenager will also take up an ambassador position for Lumo, the newly launched train service due to run between London and Edinburgh.

The role will see Harvey work alongside the company to encourage a better understanding of the challenges of rail travel for people with disabilities. 

Helen Wylde, Managing Director at Lumo, said of the announcement: ‘Harvey’s passion for trains is wonderful. We love his energy and enthusiasm. 

Loves it: The 19-year-old, who has Prader-Willi syndrome, was revealed to be a train enthusiast when he starred in the BBC documentary Katie Price: Harvey and Me

Loves it: The 19-year-old, who has Prader-Willi syndrome, was revealed to be a train enthusiast when he starred in the BBC documentary Katie Price: Harvey and Me

‘We are also deeply committed to improving the passenger experience for people with disabilities, which is a serious endeavour that requires our industry’s attention, too.

‘Introducing a single class throughout our trains was just one way to show that everyone should be able to enjoy the same high-quality experience. But we don’t want it to stop there. 

‘We will work closely with Harvey to ensure that we are as inclusive as possible in future. I’m sure there is work to be done, but if we succeed, everyone will feel the benefit of Harvey’s input when they travel with Lumo.’ 

Harvey’s love of trains was evident to see in the documentary as he and friend Zack watched the watched the trains come in and out of Waterloo station.

Harvey, who is on the autism spectrum and was born with disabilities including partial blindness and ADHD even expertly recited a train announcement, which led to Network Rail offering him the chance to make an announcement at one of the UK’s train stations.

‘May I have your attention please? This train is formed of 12 coaches. Platform four for the 11:34 South Western Railway service to Guildford,’ Harvey was filmed saying as he mimicked the train announcements. 

Network Rail’s Media Relations Manager, Tracey O’Brien, told Metro in January: ‘Network Rail would be happy to arrange for Harvey to make an announcement at one of the Network Rail managed stations when it is safe to do so.’

Fan: Harvey's love of trains was evident to see in the documentary as he and friend Zack watched the watched the trains come in and out of Waterloo station

Fan: Harvey’s love of trains was evident to see in the documentary as he and friend Zack watched the watched the trains come in and out of Waterloo station

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