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J.K. Rowling Receives Benefactor's Award from University of Edinburgh

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Stephanie_J
September 26, 2011, 07:10 PM

In a ceremony held today at the University of Edinburgh, J.K. Rowling was presented with the Benefactor's award by Princess Anne, chancellor of the university.

The Benefactor's award was given to Ms. Rowling because of her £10 million donation to the university last year to establish a new multiple sclerosis research clinic. The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic, named after the author's mother, is due to open sometime spring 2013.

A photo of Ms. Rowling with her award can be seen here at the BBC website.

In a report by the Press Association, University of Edinburgh Professor Sir John Savill gave a few words praising Ms. Rowling and her charitable donation:

Professor Sir John Savill, head of the college of medicine and veterinary medicine, said the money will have a "major impact" on the university and has already given hope to thousands of people with incurable diseases.
"While multiple sclerosis will be at the heart of the research initiative, people with the many other diseases caused by neurodegeneration, such as motor neurone disease, are likely to benefit from discoveries made here."

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I’m so proud of Jo being so giving! :)

Posted by . on September 26, 2011, 07:14 PM report to moderator
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Wow, thats so great :)

Posted by Ariana Devins on September 26, 2011, 07:51 PM report to moderator
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That is so awesome :)

Posted by Like a Name in a Fairytale{ROAR} on September 26, 2011, 08:00 PM report to moderator
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Way to go JO!!!

Posted by Won_Two on September 26, 2011, 09:46 PM report to moderator
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Wow, that’s AMAZING!!!!!
I have a grandfather who is sick of MS, so this makes it even more special to me that my idol is doing something like this that could potentially help him live.
WE LOVE YOU JO! <3

Posted by Potterhead777 {ROAR!} on September 26, 2011, 10:04 PM report to moderator
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she’s amazing.

Posted by harrypotter4258 on September 26, 2011, 11:12 PM report to moderator
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More photos can be found here: http://inhonorofrowling.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=177

Posted by Michaella2992 on September 26, 2011, 11:24 PM report to moderator
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She’s so wonderful. It’s so good to hear that she’s donating so much to this kind of project. If I ever had that much money I hope would do that kind of thing.

Posted by Livi22-((ROAR!)) on September 27, 2011, 02:24 AM report to moderator
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Way to go JO!!!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on September 27, 2011, 04:30 AM report to moderator
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Congratulations Jo!

Posted by HogwartsForever on September 27, 2011, 01:02 PM report to moderator
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Well done Jo :)

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on September 27, 2011, 03:40 PM report to moderator
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I’m so happy that she got this award, she totally deserves it for all charity wok that she did since she got wealthy. I love the fact that she spends her money on such worthy causes and not on some idiotic and unnecessary stuff… :D

Posted by ChaserHolly108 on September 27, 2011, 05:12 PM report to moderator
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Yay Jo!! I love how all of the money and fame she recieves doesn’t make her a spoilded, selfish person. She is so giving and I love that I can look up to her!

Posted by WeasleyWonder on September 27, 2011, 05:39 PM report to moderator
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Congrats Jo!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on September 27, 2011, 05:52 PM report to moderator
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Truly amazing! Congrats Jo! :)

Posted by MoonlitFox on September 27, 2011, 09:40 PM report to moderator
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