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J.K. Rowling and Emma Watson to Guest at Raisa Gorbachev Ball This Weekend?

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
June 04, 2009, 02:38 PM

Richard Kay's column in the Daily Mail today has word that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and actress Emma Watson are among the guests due to attend the annual Raisa Gorbachev gala fundraiser ball this weekend. The paper states that the fourth annual event will be "a fabulous Russian-themed midsummer ball at Hampton Court which will raise money for the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation. The charity helps children with cancer and is named after Gorbachev's wife, who died from leukaemia. Proceeds will be shared with Marie Curie Cancer Care. Poignantly, this year marks the tenth anniversary of Mrs Gorbachev's death." It continues:
 The glamorous guests, led by Sarah Brown, actress Emma Watson, JK Rowling and London mayor Boris Johnson, will have a chance to bid for auction prizes that include dinner with Gorbachev in Moscow, a Damien Hirst artwork, a Fiat car designed by pop artist Sir Peter Blake and a daring lap dance by comedian David Walliams.

Readers will recall of course that J.K. Rowling  and Emma Watson have attended this event previously. We are working to verify this and should photos of the two ladies at the event appear online Saturday June 6th, we will of course update. You can read more about the Raisa Gorbachev foundation here and the gorgeous Hampton Court Palace here. Update: Thanks to Order partner for letting us know the Marie Curie Cancer Care site also lists JKR and Emma Watson as guests for the event.

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340 Points

hey this is cool. i’m actually named after raisa gorbachev.

Posted by raisaers on June 04, 2009, 03:16 PM report to moderator
1980 Points

aswome…well cool.

Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on June 04, 2009, 03:16 PM report to moderator
1980 Points

my cousins name is raisa.

Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on June 04, 2009, 03:17 PM report to moderator
1812 Points

cool! would love to see some more pictures of Jo! =D

Posted by Freya-Storm on June 04, 2009, 03:29 PM report to moderator
2017 Points

Haha, somone can win a “daring lap dance”

Posted by Looie [ROAR!] on June 04, 2009, 03:33 PM report to moderator
8256 Points

That’s great! ANd all for a good cause. Look forward to seeing photos!

Posted by spicefan78 OoM1 {ROAR!} on June 04, 2009, 03:49 PM report to moderator
189 Points

I wonder if David Walliams will do the lap dance as himself or as a female ‘Little Britain’ character?! Anyway, it will be cool to see some pictures of Emma and Jo (looking beautiful as always) if they do attend.

Posted by enchantedsocks on June 04, 2009, 03:58 PM report to moderator
6352 Points

“a daring lap dance”??? Wonder if JKR or Emma will bid. LOL. Nice to see them both involved with the Gorbachev Foundation. It’s a really good charity.

Posted by KB Prez [ROAR!] on June 04, 2009, 04:20 PM report to moderator
3455 Points

Awesome! Jo is always doing this sort of great stuff, emma too! i love them!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on June 05, 2009, 12:01 AM report to moderator
5089 Points

Good for them! Thanks for the news. I’m exited to see the pictures.

Posted by laura399 {WBM} on June 05, 2009, 03:22 AM report to moderator
5439 Points

thats cool. good for them.

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on June 05, 2009, 03:54 AM report to moderator
2661 Points

Cool! It’s good they’re doing it for charity! :-)

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on June 05, 2009, 04:29 AM report to moderator
923 Points

I cannot think of four prizes I would like less, so I’m glad I don’t have pots of money,lol. Jo looked fabulous last year at this event in a mint-green strapless full-length gown.

Posted by Graymayne on June 05, 2009, 06:38 AM report to moderator
24135 Points

Very cool, i’m sure we will see pictures of them too!

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on June 05, 2009, 08:19 AM report to moderator
3048 Points

That they are so willing to sacrifice their time and energy for this noble cause is just marvelous. I do hope that they along with everyone else are able to raise money needed to help those in need endure and overcome the cancer with which they are afflicted.

Posted by Kirk on June 05, 2009, 12:12 PM report to moderator
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