“Harry Potter” Retailer Dresses Up as Dobby for LGBTQ+ Rowing Fundraiser
Dobby is free, and he is rowing. Well, it is really the shop owner of Oliver’s Brighton, Oliver Dall, who is behind the house-elf mask. Dall has previously done charity challenges. This year, he is rowing for donations in Brighton, England, to raise money to support the local LGBTQ+ community and the HIV-positive community. The fundraiser will take place on June 27, and Dall is planning to match every penny donated with each valiant pull.
Oliver’s Brighton is a shop on Trafalgar Street, Brighton that mainly sells Harry Potter merchandise. Dall will complete the charity challenge dressed as Dobby the house-elf. All this is in order to support the LGBTQ+ community during this year’s Pride Month: “We like to do at least one or two fundraisers in the community a year,” Dall told a local newspaper.
Rather than only change our logo and say we support Pride, we like actually to do something for it. We usually do something in-store, such as donating ten per cent of our sales. This year we are doing a sponsored row.
You will be able to make a donation on Dall’s JustGiving page. In exchange, donors can watch him perform an unusual task. This month’s challenge demands that he add ten rows for every donated pound. That’s a hundred rows for every £10, including last-minute donations, which he will try his best to complete on the day of the event.
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You will be able to watch Dall dressed as Dobby rowing for charity live on the beloved shop’s Facebook page. Let’s hope the donations will amount to more than a couple of mismatched gym socks. Go, Dobby!