Signed Deluxe Illustrated “Philosopher’s Stone” to be Auctioned for Lumos

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A one of a kind copy of the deluxe Illustrated Edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" is to be sold at an upcoming Sotherby's auction to raise money for Lumos. Two previous items have been sold on behalf of J.K. Rowling at Sotherby's to raise money for Lumos - a handwritten copy of Beedle the Bard in 2007, and an exclusive charm bracelet in 2013. Read More »

Emma Watson Steps Up to Support the Small Steps Project

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Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) is one of many "Potter" alumni who has stepped up to sell a pair of her shoes for charity. The charity in question is the Small Steps Project, which is currently hosting its 2015 Celebrity Shoe Auction. Read More »

Lumos to Attend Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally


Lumos, the charitable organization formed by J.K. Rowling to reform services for disadvantaged children around the world, has announced their involvement in the upcoming Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally. Read on to learn more about the event's efforts. Read More »

Stephen Fry Among Artists for Hospice Campaign

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Stephen Fry is among the celebrities who have decorated wooden hearts in support of a hospice's fundraising campaign! Find out more about it here! Read More »

Lumos-Supported Self-Advocates to Speak at Global Youth Forum


Lumos, the global charity set up by J.K. Rowling in order to put an end to the unnecessary institutionalization of children, will be strongly represented at the ninth UNESCO Global Youth Forum tomorrow. The UNESCO Global Youth Forum encourages young people to come together to focus on climate change and sustainable development. Tomorrow, October 28, six Lumos-supported young self-advocates will speak up about institutions and their personal experiences. Read More »

Matthew Lewis Gives Children’s Dreamflight a Magical Send-Off

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Neville Longbottom actor Matthew Lewis recently helped charity organization Dreamflight give a special send-off to 200 children as they embarked on a grand adventure to Florida. Read More »

UK Fans Can Become “Harry Potter Spotters” with Bloomsbury!


Do you want to be a Harry Potter Spotter? Bloomsbury is teaming up with children's charity Kids in Museums and the "Telegraph" to launch a special sort of competition for UK-based "Harry Potter" fans. Read More »

J.K. Rowling Narrates Film Highlighting Plight of Eight Million Children in Orphanages

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We all know about the important work that Lumos does. Just this year, the charity was honored by the UK Charity Awards for the amazing work they’ve done in Moldova. But even with all the important progress Lumos has already made, there are still so many more children who need their help – our help – to build a better life. Read More »

HPA London Chapter Celebrates Birthday with Good Deed Challenge

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The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) has chapters all over the world, helping to carry out their good work. The London chapter, London Loveiosa, is celebrating its second birthday today, August 31. Read More »

Tom Felton and Matthew Lewis Compete for Charity Cricket Cup

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Gryffindor and Slytherin faced off once again! This time, it was all in the name of a charitable cause! Find out more here! Read More »

Julie Walters Visits West Sussex to Support Elephantastic Trail!

Julie Walters

Julie Walters is set to visit the town of Horsham in West Sussex to help promote the Elephantastic Trail, a fundraiser benefiting Born Free, a wildlife charity, and several other charitable causes. Read More »

Lumos Welcomes Inclusion of Families in UN Development Goals


The United Nations has included "families" as one of the sustainable development goals for its member states. Find out what this means for the work of Lumos, J.K. Rowling's charity! Read More »

BAFTA Auctions Exclusive Backstage Photography for Charity


BAFTA is currently auctioning 17 images from their exclusive “BAFTA, Backstage” photography collection. These photographs provide viewers with a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the British Academy Film Awards and include images of actors from the "Harry Potter" universe! Read More »

Lumos to Support Research on Institutions by NUI Galway


Lumos, the charity begun by J.K. Rowling, has teamed up with NUI Galway to research a troubling part of children's institutionalization. Read More »

Social Roundup: Fantastic Beasts, Helium Balloons, and 2015 Charity Awards

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This week saw the second big casting reveal for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," the grand recipient of the 2015 Charity Awards, and a certain beloved character get absolutely silly with the help of helium and Jimmy Fallon. Read More »

Lexpecto Patronum, ridding the Muggle world of its Dementors


Lexpecto Patronum, the Lexington chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance, is working hard to make its hometown a better, more positive place all while attempting to rid the world of the things that those dastardly Dementors thrive on like negativity, social injustice, and inequality. Read More »

Helena Bonham Carter Joins Save the Children’s #CountdownToZero Campaign!


Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) has joined forces with other celebrities, including Myleene Klass and Sophie Ellis-Bexter, to raise awareness for Save the Children's #CountdownToZero campaign! Sign the petition here! Read More »

Lumos shortlisted in UK 2015 Charity Awards


J.K. Rowling's charity, Lumos, has been shortlisted for the UK 2015 Charity Awards in recognition of its work in Moldova, Europe's poorest country. Read More »

“Harry Potter” opera coming to the stage in Turkey for charity

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An opera based on the "Harry Potter" series will be hitting the stage in Turkey’s western province of İzmir this month. The project was approved by J.K. Rowling after the creators promised to donate proceeds to charity. Read More »

J.K Rowling’s “Very Good Lives” hits shelves in aid of Lumos

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The illustrated hardback of J.K. Rowling's Harvard University speech may not be published until tomorrow, but MuggleNet was offered a cheeky preview of the text. Read on! Read More »