Harry Potter designer JK Rowling - Photoshot / UPPA / VISUAL Press Agency
JK Rowling has donated 1.13 million euros to two causes hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic: the homeless and victims of domestic violence. Her donation will be divided between two associations, Refuge and Crisis.
As ever in a crisis of this sort, the poorest and most vulnerable are hit hardest, so in honor of the Battle of Hogwarts, I'll be making a donation of £ 1m, half of which will go to https: // t. co / Lul8tbTzeI, who're helping the homeless during the pandemic
and half of which will go to https://t.co/5QOSZy1xob, because we know that domestic abuse has, sadly, increased hugely during the lockdown. 4/4- JK Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2020
"As always during a crisis, the poorest and most vulnerable are the most affected, therefore, in honor of the Battle of Hogwarts, I donate one million pounds sterling (1.13 million d 'euros), half will go to crisis.org.uk, which helps the homeless during the pandemic, and the other half to refuge.org.uk, because domestic violence has sadly increased during confinement ” , she announced on Twitter.
A historic day
The wizards of the Harry Potter saga indeed won against Voldemort during this battle which took place on the night of May 1 and 2 and told in The Deathly Hallows . The author explained why she wanted to mark this victory with a donation to these two associations.
Today's the 22nd anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, but I'm going to be honest and say that it feels inappropriate to talk about fictional deaths today. Too many people are losing loved ones in the real world. 1/4- JK Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2020
So on this anniversary of a great wizarding victory, I'm thinking of the people who're out there doing their jobs to protect us and our way of life. I have 3 key workers in my immediate family, and like all such relatives, I'm torn between pride and anxiety. 2/4- JK Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2020
"It's the 22nd anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, and to be honest, it's not appropriate to talk about fictitious deaths today. Too many people have lost loved ones in the real world. So on this anniversary of the great victory of witchcraft, I think of the people who work to protect us and our lifestyle. Three essential workers are in my family and like all those in my case, I am torn between pride and anxiety, ”she added.
JK Rowling was also affected by the coronavirus personally, since she had previously confessed to having developed all the symptoms. If it has not been tested, it is fine today.
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