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


Jun 04, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

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 Emma-Watson.net for letting us know the Marie Curie Cancer Care site also lists JKR and Emma Watson as guests for the event.

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

Avatar Imageraisaers says: first? hey this is cool. i'm actually named after raisa gorbachev.Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: aswome...well cool. Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: my cousins name is raisa.Avatar Imageluna.quibbler says: cool! would love to see some more pictures of Jo! =D Avatar ImageLooie says: Haha, somone can win a "daring lap dance"Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: That's great! ANd all for a good cause. Look forward to seeing photos!Avatar Imageenchantedsocks says: 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.Avatar Imagekbicprez says: "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. Avatar ImageCatherine says: Awesome! Jo is always doing this sort of great stuff, emma too! i love them!Avatar Imagelau399 says: Good for them! Thanks for the news. I'm exited to see the pictures.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: thats cool. good for them.Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: Cool! It's good they're doing it for charity! :-)Avatar ImageGraymayne says: 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.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Very cool, i'm sure we will see pictures of them too! Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: 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.Avatar Imagepotterrock says: wiwiwiwiw....icannot wait for the picturees *o*....tankss for the news :) Avatar ImageDolemite says: Hope they have fun.Avatar Imagecghambright says: 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. Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: very cool, i love how they are so charitableAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: Interesting...Avatar Imagesanjuangelina says: Lovely!!!!!!!!!! These people are really nice! This is just great!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: yay! i luv the HP cast because they do so much for charity :DAvatar ImageKC Nox says: yay for charity!Avatar Imagekingdom says: great cause - hope they raise lots of money for the children that needed itAvatar Imagekingdom says: amazing of them to be this active for charities - good job!

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