JK Rowling Continues Support for MS and other Charities

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May 11, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

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!





48 Responses to JK Rowling Continues Support for MS and other Charities

Avatar Imagenekoanimagus says: 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!Avatar ImageAura says: She's amazing!Avatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: GOSH! J.K is soo amazinG! i love her! Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: 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.Avatar ImageMatea says: This is great. My aunt has MS and its really hard,not only to her.to her sons,family and friends...thank you Jo! God bless!Avatar Imagekbicprez says: She's such a generous person. LOVE YOU JO!Avatar ImagePrisoner Of Azkaban says: 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 :DAvatar ImageR-for-H says: THat's our Jo!! She is so generous!! LOVE TO JO!!Avatar Imageloony_slytherin says: Go Jo!! :):)Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: She's the best. Total respect for Miss Jo.Avatar Imagejenbabe705 says: Jo is my hero! I totally wish I could be that generous.Avatar Imagecghambright says: Love her! She has such a great heart! Avatar ImageDolemite says: MS is a horrendous disease. Props for Jo.Avatar ImageRachael says: Way to go Jo!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: 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!Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: We love JKR. Avatar Imageplacebowiz says: she is awesome!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Thats a amazing good on her.Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Go Jo! You're awesome as always! :DAvatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: That kid is doing fantastic work. I'm glad he's got backing from Jo.Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Giving backAvatar Imagebudgie says: Good for Jo!Avatar ImageFresca says: 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.Avatar Imageiconshero says: She is Amazing!Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Squee Jo!Avatar ImageTamyris says: 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!Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: that's great! go jo!Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: that's great! go jo!Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: that's great! go jo!Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: Hooray for Jo, she's so generous!Avatar ImageIt must be bunnies says: Jo is fantastic, go Jo!Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: pretty much made out of awesome :DAvatar Imagemarymackie says: Jo is such a 'giver.' MS affects so many, and her help is certainly appreciated by those who have it, as well as their family and friends.Avatar ImageCatherine says: Does anybody need any more proof on how amazing this women is? because i dont! Go Jo! You are awesome! =D xAvatar ImageCatherine says: Does anybody need any more proof on how amazing this women is? because i dont! Go Jo! You are awesome! =D xAvatar ImageCatherine says: Does anybody need any more proof on how amazing this women is? because i dont! Go Jo! You are awesome! =D xAvatar ImageCatherine says: sorry my computer is being phsyco! i just visited the Volant trust site! Jo is again, amazing! xAvatar Imagejeannemcl says: wonderful!!Avatar Imagebrentbrehony says: She is so amazing for what she does!!!!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Jo is awesome! :)Avatar Imagefresh-pickled toad says: Jo is such an amazing woman.. enough said.Avatar ImageNuttyAsSP says: Hmmmm, another chance for me to push JKR to do a cameo as Professor Trewlany (sp?) in the DH film.Avatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: Go jo! your the best!Avatar ImagegaylebathanHP says: She's so nice..Avatar ImageiLoveDolores says: Jo should be an inspiration to all those celebrities and millionaires out there. She uses her money to make a difference. If all the stars out there were like Jo, they could make such a difference in the world.Avatar ImageBre Sartain says: Jo is so awesome!Avatar Imagebecmajec says: good to knowAvatar Imagebecmajec says: good to know

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