Rupert Grint named Starlight Ambassador

Rupert Grint has been named an ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation, an organization similar to Make-A-Wish that grants wishes to seriously and terminally ill children.

The announcement comes after Rupert attended a Christmas party for the charity and took part in their “Get Well” campaign.

In their official press release, Starlight shared the following story about Rupert’s attendance at the Christmas party last December:

During the party, Rupert helped to make the dearest wish of one of his young fans, 9-year-old Callum Wilson, come true. Callum, who comes from Falkirk, suffers from a serious condition called neurofibromatosis, which causes tumours to grow along his nerves. As a result of his illness, Callum has to spend lots of time in hospital but his love of Harry Potter and his favourite character, Ron Weasley, helps to cheer him up during the long months of treatment.

Meeting Rupert was truly a dream come true for Callum. The actor made sure that he had come prepared for the special meeting with Callum, bringing chocolate frogs, a broomstick, Gryffindor robes and mounds of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans for the brave Harry Potter fan! After spending some time with Callum chatting about Harry Potter, Rupert then met some of the other young guests at the party and their families.

Rupert had this to say of his appointment to ambassador:

“It was a great pleasure to help Starlight grant Callum’s wish before Christmas, and I really look forward to doing more to support this wonderful charity. I have seen firsthand just how much of an impact a Starlight Wish can have on a seriously ill child – it really makes a huge difference to them and their family – so I am delighted to become a Starlight Ambassador.”

Congratulations to Rupert! We know he’ll continue to make a positive difference in the world through his work with Starlight!

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.