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Founded in 2010 and opened in 2013, The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic at the University of Edinburgh provides out-patient care for patients with Neurodegenerative diseases as well as cutting edge research and clinical trials.
Founded in 2005, Lumos provides help to institutionalized and disadvantaged children and works towards putting an end to the outdated social care systems, helping to move children from institutions to family-based care.
Gingerbread, originally known as One Parent Families, has helped single parents and their children since 1918. J.K. Rowling has been an Ambassador of the charity for seven years and in 2007 took the honorary position as President.
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We told you something wicked was coming your way & here it is! We’re excited to announce Spread The Light, a fundraiser for Lumos & prize draw! We & Potterish founded the fundraiser but we had plenty of help (although, no house elves were used in the making of this fundraiser 😉 )! A grand total of 19 Harry Potter fansites from around the world are hosting Spread The Light!
Exciting things happen when you unite the worldwide Harry Potter fansite community! Together we’re giving you the chance to win some incredible prizes such as a signed Harry Potter book set signed by Daniel Radcliffe (which was won by the Spread The Light staff referring the most donors to Lumos’s 2015 Winter campaign), original drawings by Harry Potter illustrators, Thomas Taylor & Olly Moss, 2 Cassandra Clare (Shadow Hunters) signed books, plus much more!
Spread The Light is a fundraiser for the children’s charity J.K. Rowling founded, Lumos. Lumos aims to transform the life of children who reside in orphanages, giving back their fundamental rights like having the comfort and the peace of a home or parents who love them. A shocking 90% of the 8 million children in orphanages aren’t even orphans! A recent study found that children who grow up in institutions are 10 times more likely to be involved in prostitution than their peers, 40 times more likely to have a criminal record and 500 times more likely to take their own lives. With your help, that can all change! (For more on Lumos, visit WeAreLumos.org).
For more on Spread The Light, visit our website by clicking here or by clicking the image below!
It has been an exciting week in the Harry Potter fandom as thousands of fans gather at Universal’s Harry Potter Celebration. Many things are being revealed for fans in Orlando including preview videos of both Fantastic Beasts and The Cursed Child.
Also revealed is the name of the North American Wizarding School which we assume we will learn more about in Fantastic Beasts! Ilvermorny will have another post on Pottermore soon from Jo so we can get info before the film in November. Hopefully, we will also learn about the Houses or other school traditions too!
Our lovely JK Rowling is set to receive the annual Pen/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award on May 16th at the group’s annual spring gala in New York. This award is being given for Jo’s support of charitable causes and free expression
Pen America states aims “To ensure that people everywhere have the freedom to create literature, to convey information and ideas, to express their views, and to make it possible for everyone to access the views, ideas, and literatures of others”.
Congratulations Jo and thank you for your dedication!
Founded and produced by Sawhorse Media, the Shorty Awards will be held in April in New York City and will be available via live stream at ShortyAwards.com. Finalists in each category — recognizing content for sports, journalism, fashion, humor and more — are determined by rankings from The Real Time Academy (rtacademy.org), as well as votes from fans via social media. Users can vote once per day per influencer on the Shorty Awards website and share their vote on Twitter and Facebook through the site for an additional vote per social network, per day, per influencer, until voting closes on Feb. 18.
Also, the third book of the Comoran Strike series, Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith, was named as one the Booklist Editor’s Choices for the audio version, read by Robert Glenister. If you haven’t started reading this series yet, and love a good mystery, as well as Jo’s fabulous characters (Comoran is awesome), now is a good time to start! Jo tweeted to remind us that the first book helps British Soldiers, like Cormoran
Also, keep checking back for news about all things J.K. Rowling. And follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr to get info about upcoming contests for fans including a special project for Lumos #SpreadtheLight!
Today, Thursday January 14th, Alan Rickman past away at the age of 69 of cancer. He will be remembered as the extremely talented, funny, down to earth, and kind hearted man that he was. From Die Hard, Love Actually, to Harry Potter, Alan had a way of getting into character like no one else. He had a very rare gift of bringing characters to life in the most realistic way. He turned lines of a script into a person who we could all relate to. Something that only truly amazing actors can do! His voice… oh, we can hear him in our heads now… Alan’s beautiful distinctive voice will forever remain with us and play on demand every time we come across page 394. Maybe that’s how we can best honor him? Let’s all read the sentence below in Alan Rickman’s voice and let it be a reminder of the great man we just lost.
“Mr. Potter, our new celebrity.”
J.K. Rowling & fellow actors and actresses gave their support on Twitter today after the news broke. Alan’s passing seemed to come as a huge surprise to all.
There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman's death. He was a magnificent actor & a wonderful man.
In honor of Snape’s birthday today & J.K. Rowling liking our tweet, we’ve decided to take a closer look at Severus Snape and dive into this rich and complex character. Let’s start with the basics… J.K. Rowling has openly admitted that Snape is based upon a chemistry teacher she once had (would hate to be that teacher now *gulp*). Jo’s inspiration for his surname came from a real town Snape, Suffolk. (Jo used maps to name other characters like the Dursleys.)
[J.K. Rowling disagrees with the statement on the sweatshirt above, by the way.] The first time we meet Snape, we are left with a bad taste in our mouths which, didn’t leave (for some of us if it left at all) until Deathly Hallows. We know he had a rough time growing up and that this created a bitter outlook on life. While his coldness and disdain towards others isn’t justified by any means, one can understand why Snape was the man he was. What makes Snape so complex is the emotional range he exhibits. You can say he’s a bully and a hero and both are true. J.K. Rowling created a real life personality which is why we are so perplexed by him. Jo has described Snape as “grey” and that’s exactly what he is. After all, aren’t we all.
Snape is all grey. You can't make him a saint: he was vindictive & bullying. You can't make him a devil: he died to save the wizarding world
After all this time, we are still debating if Snape was good or bad and will probably always debate on the matter. Whether your a Snape hater or an always for Snape fan, it’s clear that Professor Severus Snape might just be the most complex and intriguing character of modern lit history! Let the debates begin!