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


Sep 26, 2011

Posted by John Admin

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.”

16 Responses to J.K. Rowling Receives Benefactor’s Award from University of Edinburgh

Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: I'm so proud of Jo being so giving! :)Avatar ImageGryffindor Lioness101 says: Wow, thats so great :)Avatar ImageLily Evans30 says: That is so awesome :)Avatar ImageCorruptedNethicite says: Sweet!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Way to go JO!!!Avatar Image1HarryPotterFan123 says: 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! <3Avatar Imageharrypotter4258 says: she's amazing.Avatar Imagealejandrauvv says: More photos can be found here: http://inhonorofrowling.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=177Avatar ImageLivi22 says: 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.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Way to go JO!!!Avatar ImageHogwartsForever says: Congratulations Jo!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Well done Jo :)Avatar ImageChaserHolly108 says: 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... :DAvatar ImageWeasleyWonder says: 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!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Congrats Jo!Avatar ImageMoonlitFox says: Truly amazing! Congrats Jo! :)

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