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Updated: Paul DeGeorge steps down as Executive Director of HPA

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Paul DeGeorge has announced that he will be stepping down as Executive Director of the Harry Potter Alliance. Find out what he had to say about it and who will be replacing him here! Read More »

J.K. Rowling writes about Lumos and her desire to make changes

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In a new piece for the "Guardian", J.K. Rowling has written about why she set up her charity, Lumos, and why it's important to change the way things are. Jo set up Lumos after reading about the way that millions of children are locked away in institutions across Europe. Read More »

J.K. Rowling hosts charity conference, meets with girl helped by Lumos

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J.K. Rowling's charity, Lumos, has helped nearly 12,000 children move out of institutions and be reunited with their families or communities over the last five years. Last week, during a conference she hosted for government officials in London, Rowling was able to meet one of the children she's helped face to face. Read More »

#LetsTalkLumos – Rowling launches digital awareness campaign

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J.K. Rowling's charity, Lumos, looks to shine a light on the eight million children living in institutions and orphanages around the world. And you can help! How? Find out here. Read More »

UPDATED: Lumos launches Indiegogo campaign, includes “Potter”-related perks

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Lumos, the charity founded by J.K. Rowling, recently released a video highlighting the life of many European children in orphanages and institutions. The feature, called "Behind the Walls," was a chilling reminder of the way that thousands of children are forced to live. Now, Lumos has launched an Indiegogo campaign in order to raise money to help these children. Read More »

Imelda Staunton voices opinion on representation of women in British media

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Actress Imelda Staunton (Professor Umbridge) spoke on the subject of women's rights at a recent Telegraph Wonder Women event. Find out what she had to say here! Read More »

J.K. Rowling’s charity, Lumos, explodes myth on orphans still “Behind the Wall” in new video

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J.K. Rowling's charity, Lumos, is sending a message on the state of Central and Eastern European institutionalized orphans with a new video. This marks the 25th year since the Berlin Wall has come down, but for these children, their situation remains in isolation. J.K. Rowling states in the video, "This is a massive global problem – eight million children trapped in institutions around the globe. But it’s a problem we can solve. I think all of us want to think that we’ve helped give the next generation the best possible start in life." Read More »

Magical Christmas for Univeristy of New Mexico’s Children Hospital

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It seems as though Christmas will be especially magical this year for children at the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital. Read More »

Alivan’s celebrates new Umbridge story with a sale!

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Fancy joining Dumbledore's Army? As a thank you to J.K. Rowling and in celebration of the new information on Dolores Umbridge, Alivan's Wands is having a special sale! Read More »

Painting by John Hurt to be auctioned for charity

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Another "Harry Potter" star does their bit for charity as John Hurt takes part in Stars on Canvas, a biannual charity auction of paintings created by famous names. Read More »

The Harry Potter Alliance reaches its Equality FTW fundraising goal – plus, tonight’s live broadcast with Evanna Lynch!

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The Harry Potter Alliance has already reached its fundraising goal for this year's Equality FTW campaign, but they're not stopping just yet! As a special treat, actress Evanna Lynch is on a live webcast STARTING NOW! Read More »

Warwick Davis attends sensory film and television convention

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When "Star Wars" filming was canceled for the day, Warwick Davis opted to stop by a unique fan convention. Find out more about the experience here! Read More »

John Green to match donations for the HPA’s equality campaign!

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The Harry Potter Alliance's 2014-2015 Equality FTW campaign kicked off last month and has already raised over $60,000. To help further the HPA's mission, author John Green has offered to match donations through Friday, October 17, up to $10,000. Read More »

J.K. Rowling on the “Sunday Times” Giving List

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"The Sunday Times" has revealed their Giving List for the year, and once again, J.K. Rowling is featured. Read More »

The Harry Potter Alliance to celebrate ninth anniversary with special live broadcast!

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The Harry Potter Alliance will be celebrating its ninth anniversary tomorrow, and YOU'RE invited to the party! Find out more on how you can get involved here! Read More »

Devon Murray supports Make-A-Wish Ireland fun run

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Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan) was recently at the launch of a Make-A-Wish event. Make-A-Wish Ireland has announced that they will be holding a Halloween Witches and Wizards 5km fun run. Read More »

Oliver Phelps attends Harry Moseley charity ball launch

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Oliver Phelps was a guest recently at an event that launched an upcoming charity ball in memory of Harry Moseley. It was announced at the event that the Harry Moseley charity ball would be hosted by British TV presenters Jeremy Kyle and Ben Shepherd. Read More »

Animated version of Helena Bonham Carter to promote Children in Need

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This year, promotional advertisements are set to air in the form of animated super hero characters to help encourage people to "sign up, pledge their allegiance and Be A Hero" for BBC's Children in Need. Well-known British faces who will magically be transformed include Helena Bonham Carter! Read More »

Warwick Davis becomes ambassador for Variety, the Children’s Charity

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Warwick Davis is well known for his charitable efforts, and now he has been named an ambassador for Variety, the Children’s Charity. The organization helps children who are coping with illness, disability, or disadvantage. Read More »

Stephen Fry donates signed items to online charity auction

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Narrator of the British versions of the "Harry Potter" audiobooks Stephen Fry has kindly donated some very exciting signed items to charity auction website Sellebrity! Read More »