Cairo University Organization Making Magic for Abu El-Reesh Children’s Hospital
Saturday, August 29 will mark Cairo’s first Harry Potter festival, held in support of the Abu El-Reesh Children’s Hospital. Hosted by a group of medical students at Cairo University known as the “Patient Support Team” (PST), the “Harry Potter Experience” (which can be followed under the #halfbloodsphinx hashtag across social media) will consist of Muggle Quidditch, wizard food, and plenty of merchandise inspired by the series.
The Egyptian Streets elaborates:
Funds raised through events such as the Harry Potter [Experience] will go towards providing resources and support for public and university hospitals – many of which rely on medical students – allowing them to provide better service for poorer patients.
Outside of various fundraising events put on by PST, the organization allows donors to “adopt” individual medical cases and contribute toward a singular patient’s treatment. This system affords donors more peace of mind in knowing exactly where their money is going.