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Support Lumos and Light a Birthday Candle for on International Children's Day

Posted by: Edward
May 20, 2011, 10:41 AM

Lumos, the charity started by Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling supporting disadvantaged and institutionalised care in Eastern and Central Europe, has launched a campaign for International Children's Day on June 1st to Light a Birthday Candle for Lumos.  According to the press release, "the campaign will help to raise vital funds and awareness for the one million children in institutionalised care in Eastern and Central Europe, many of whom are unable to celebrate their own birthdays."  To purchase a virtual candle for this campaign, visit the official site here.

The release continues:
Lumos is encouraging everyone, including families, teachers and community groups, and employees in the workplace, to host their own cake and candle-themed fundraising events, from Tea & Cake parties for friends, family and children to Bake & Take events at work.     
Celebrity chefs who have donated inspirational tea party recipes to the 2011 campaign include BBC2 Something for the Weekend’s Simon Rimmer, renowned Kiwi restaurateur, Peter Gordon, actress and cake shop proprietor, Jane Asher and top TV chef Gary Rhodes.  
A number of celebrities and TV chefs are joining Ms Rowling and the Lumos campaign, including BBC2’s Simon Rimmer, Peter Gordon, Jane Asher and Gary Rhodes.  

To find out more about the Light a Birthday Candle for Lumos please check out the official site, follow them on Twitter (@Lumos) or here on Facebook.

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1183 Points

this is a great cause and it should be supportedas much as possible. yay lumos. :D

Posted by hermy007 on May 20, 2011, 11:21 AM report to moderator
1026 Points

This is a great cause!

Posted by AbbyWeasley on May 20, 2011, 11:50 AM report to moderator
1527 Points

Such a great cause, it always make you proud to be a Potter fan when you here about things like this which technically the series and especially its author has brought about.

Posted by Livi22-((ROAR!)) on May 20, 2011, 12:36 PM report to moderator
20981 Points

Such a wonderful cause.

Posted by LunaLuver on May 20, 2011, 12:41 PM report to moderator
1642 Points

A cause worth supporting !!

Posted by Bella'love ^HISS^ on May 20, 2011, 12:53 PM report to moderator
14579 Points

great idea! yes being a harry potter fan really does make easeir to hear about thses things ! <|:D

Posted by AlexWeasley12 {WitchFelicis130} on May 20, 2011, 01:47 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

An excellent cause…

Posted by Won_Two on May 20, 2011, 10:22 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Very good cause!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on May 21, 2011, 09:48 AM report to moderator
16278 Points

Great cause. :)

Posted by undesirable1 on May 23, 2011, 09:39 AM report to moderator
948 Points

An amazing ‘cause and effort, well done! I recently made a website for a school project and it’s goal is to raise awareness of the many problems kids and teens are facing…there are currently about 21 links posted on my website, links to charities that can help, and LUMOS is the first on my list!

Posted by Miss Weasley on May 25, 2011, 01:26 PM report to moderator
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