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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, JKRfan.com  and all who emailed!

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We love JKR.

Posted by Garden State Geek on May 11, 2009, 12:44 PM report to moderator
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she is awesome!

Posted by placebowiz on May 11, 2009, 12:55 PM report to moderator
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Thats a amazing good on her.

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on May 11, 2009, 01:07 PM report to moderator
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Go Jo! You’re awesome as always! :D

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on May 11, 2009, 01:31 PM report to moderator
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That kid is doing fantastic work. I’m glad he’s got backing from Jo.

Posted by maera-kyrie on May 11, 2009, 02:01 PM report to moderator
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Giving back

Posted by Hagrid 713 (ROAR) on May 11, 2009, 02:06 PM report to moderator
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Good for Jo!

Posted by budgie on May 11, 2009, 02:10 PM report to moderator
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Thanks, Jo! You are helping to keep a lot of people healthy. I hope the Vitamin D therapy works, as MS is a cruel disease.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on May 11, 2009, 02:12 PM report to moderator
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She is Amazing!

Posted by iconshero [GftW] on May 11, 2009, 02:21 PM report to moderator
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Squee Jo!

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on May 11, 2009, 02:50 PM report to moderator
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God bless her! She is so generous! She uses her money for charity and it´s not for papparazzi stuff cos she does not need that. Go Jo!

Posted by Tamyris on May 11, 2009, 03:21 PM report to moderator
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that’s great! go jo!

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on May 11, 2009, 04:08 PM report to moderator
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that’s great! go jo!

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on May 11, 2009, 04:08 PM report to moderator
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that’s great! go jo!

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on May 11, 2009, 04:08 PM report to moderator
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Hooray for Jo, she’s so generous!

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on May 11, 2009, 04:51 PM report to moderator
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