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JK Rowling and the Magic Flying Piggy Bank for Charity

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
June 22, 2009, 07:26 PM

J.K. Rowling contributed to a charity fundraiser auction that took place over the weekend in London that involved piggy banks. In writing that would no doubt make the Weasley Wheezes proud, Jo contributed a specially designed piggy bank, and The Daily Mail reports " etched a special message  -  'Magic pigs can fly'  -  on the side of hers." This auction was in benefit of PiggyBankKids, a charity founded by the wife of the UK Prime Minister after the death of their premature child to "seek solutions to pregnancy difficulties and save newborn lives." We hope to have photos from the event, more when can.

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59 Points

I really admire how Jo not only writes about a better world, she actually does something about it. Not many people can say they do that. Way to Go!

Posted by ForsakenSeverus on June 23, 2009, 10:00 AM report to moderator
879 Points

Thats cool!! gotta love Jo’s sense of humour =)

Posted by Ascendancy on June 23, 2009, 10:06 AM report to moderator
3048 Points

This is so sweet and generous of her. She is a model of giving that we all should strive to emulate.

Posted by Kirk on June 23, 2009, 11:04 AM report to moderator
906 Points

of course magic pigs can fly!

Posted by Lucilla{ROAR!!} on June 23, 2009, 11:43 AM report to moderator
943 Points

Things like this are why I respect JK more than any other author. Well this and the actual works themselves.

Posted by Lloyd on June 23, 2009, 11:55 AM report to moderator
44049 Points

I guess she has a lot of free time for charity while not counting her money :D

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on June 23, 2009, 11:57 AM report to moderator
650 Points

Well done, Jo. :B

Posted by Pickles [OTC!] on June 23, 2009, 12:22 PM report to moderator
80418 Points

Jo always makes my day…

Posted by Won_Two on June 23, 2009, 12:46 PM report to moderator
3186 Points

That is so awesome , i think that is so generous of her to give so much money to charity

Posted by FrancescaElle on June 23, 2009, 02:55 PM report to moderator
2573 Points

It’s too bad other “celebrities” don’t take a page from JKR’s book of giving. She is an amazing woman and to paraphrase so many others: I would love to have the opportunity to meet her; to thank her for all that she’s done through her writing and through her generous nature to give back. She has touched the lives of billions of people…not many people can say that!

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on June 23, 2009, 06:39 PM report to moderator
2233 Points

=) That’s awesome

Posted by Emily [ROAR] on June 23, 2009, 08:40 PM report to moderator
4024 Points

That’s really awesome. Jo is so generous and giving, just brilliant! :)

872 Points

That’s clever!

Posted by Heavenly_Horcrux on June 24, 2009, 01:36 AM report to moderator
4630 Points

Jo is such an amazing person… what other author would do so many charity events??

Posted by Live Laugh Love Potter ♥ROAR♥ on June 24, 2009, 03:19 AM report to moderator
19573 Points

Well done and very clever!

Posted by R-for-H {ROAR} :D on June 24, 2009, 04:08 AM report to moderator
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