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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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360 Points

wiwiwiwiw….icannot wait for the picturees o….tankss for the news :)

Posted by potterrock on June 05, 2009, 01:06 PM report to moderator
44049 Points

Hope they have fun.

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on June 05, 2009, 02:11 PM report to moderator
1661 Points

Awesome! I love how active the Potter actors and JKR are when it comes to charitable events. I can’t wait to see pictures of Emma and JK Rowling.

Posted by cghambright on June 05, 2009, 06:11 PM report to moderator
4151 Points

very cool, i love how they are so charitable

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on June 05, 2009, 10:48 PM report to moderator
508 Points

Lovely!!!!!!!!!! These people are really nice! This is just great!

Posted by Sanju on June 06, 2009, 01:27 PM report to moderator
4452 Points

yay! i luv the HP cast because they do so much for charity :D

4007 Points

yay for charity!

Posted by KC Nox on June 09, 2009, 12:04 AM report to moderator
460 Points

great cause – hope they raise lots of money for the children that needed it

Posted by kingdom on June 20, 2009, 01:07 AM report to moderator
460 Points

amazing of them to be this active for charities – good job!

Posted by kingdom on June 20, 2009, 01:08 AM report to moderator
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