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JK Rowling Continues Support for MS and other Charities

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
May 11, 2009, 09:15 AM

Scores of readers have emailed regarding new charity efforts from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.

First Jo is lending her support to a young man from Glasgow, Scotland who is trying to raise awareness of the importance of Vitamin D in the battle against Multiple Sclerosis. Scottish TV let us know about video they have with this youngster who  "has launched a campaign for pregnant women and children to be given extra doses of vitamin D, which scientists believe might prevent up to 80% of cases." You can read more about the Shine on Scotland campaign here.

Also the Glasgow Evening Times has an article which states that the Volant Trust, the charity started by J.K. Rowling and named in honor of her mother, has made a donation to help Braendam House. This home is place that gives "respite holidays for children and their parents or carers who face everyday poverty, discrimination and disadvantage." The home was facing closure,however thanks to this donation and others, it will remain open for the time being. Cath Morrison, chief executive of the Lilias Graham Trust, said the new money would keep the charity going until at least next March.She said: "It is fantastic news. It was like TV's The Secret Millionaire."

Thanks to John, STV, Maddy, Kristen,  and all who emailed!

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536 Points

Jo is forever and always proving how wonderfully grateful she is for her success by turning around and helping others. Bravo! I only wish I could do more myself!

Posted by nekoanimagus *UWS* on May 11, 2009, 09:37 AM report to moderator
348 Points

She’s amazing!

Posted by Aura on May 11, 2009, 09:37 AM report to moderator
2906 Points

GOSH! J.K is soo amazinG! i love her!

Posted by gayle.marie [[ ROAR ]] on May 11, 2009, 09:39 AM report to moderator
3048 Points

It is just fantastic that she has taken her success and used it as much as she can to uplift and improve the circumstances of those experiencing the same hardships that she underwent. Her generosity is a model for us all.

Posted by Kirk on May 11, 2009, 09:42 AM report to moderator
1642 Points

This is great. My aunt has MS and its really hard,not only to her sons,family and friends…thank you Jo! God bless!

Posted by Matea on May 11, 2009, 09:44 AM report to moderator
6352 Points

She’s such a generous person. LOVE YOU JO!

Posted by KB Prez [ROAR!] on May 11, 2009, 09:50 AM report to moderator
1218 Points

Lovely to see that she is giving back now. I’m sure all these people are really really grateful for all that she does!

Well done Jo :D

Posted by Prisoner Of Azkaban on May 11, 2009, 09:53 AM report to moderator
19573 Points

THat’s our Jo!! She is so generous!! LOVE TO JO!!

Posted by R-for-H {ROAR} :D on May 11, 2009, 09:58 AM report to moderator
1042 Points

Go Jo!! :):)

Posted by loony_slytherin on May 11, 2009, 10:01 AM report to moderator
4608 Points

She’s the best. Total respect for Miss Jo.

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on May 11, 2009, 10:25 AM report to moderator
1428 Points

Jo is my hero! I totally wish I could be that generous.

Posted by jenbabe705 on May 11, 2009, 10:34 AM report to moderator
1661 Points

Love her! She has such a great heart!

Posted by cghambright on May 11, 2009, 10:36 AM report to moderator
44049 Points

MS is a horrendous disease. Props for Jo.

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on May 11, 2009, 12:08 PM report to moderator
1761 Points

Way to go Jo!

Posted by *Rachael* on May 11, 2009, 12:35 PM report to moderator
4452 Points

It’s nice to think that Jo Rowling won’t just be down in history for being the author of Harry Potter but also charity work and generosity!

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