MuggleNet Live! Announces Support of J.K. Rowling’s Lumos
MuggleNet is proud to announce the sole charitable beneficiary for MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum, which takes place in London on April 18, 2015, as Lumos, the charity founded by J.K. Rowling that aims to end the institutionalization of children around the world.
When we set out to create our own kind of Harry Potter fan gathering, we knew we wanted the event to be about more than celebrities and autographs. While those can be a fun and flashy part of any convention, we wanted to focus more on the true spirit of the Harry Potter fandom – love and giving. That’s why we are so excited to announce our support of Lumos and how we hope to make Expo Patronum an event that will not only be an amazing experience for fans but will also benefit children who desperately need our help.
Founded by J.K. Rowling, Lumos is an international charity that works to end the institutionalization of millions of children around the world, placed in so-called “orphanages,” separated from their families often as a result of poverty, disability, and a lack of access to services that help keep vulnerable families together. In the last four years, the charity has supported the move of more than 12,000 children from harmful institutions to families or supported independent living, saved a further 644 children suffering from malnutrition, severe neglect, or lack of access to medical treatment, and trained more than 17,000 people on the issues, ranging from social workers and medical professionals to civil servants and policy makers. Most recently, Lumos launched its #LetsTalkLumos campaign, in a bid to further raise the profile of their cause on a global scale.
Lumos will be the sole charitable beneficiary of any charitable proceeds from the event, including the profits from our Lumos Charity Photo Booth and other special events that are currently in the works and will be announced soon.
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