J.K. Rowling+ Your Authors @jk_rowling Writer sometimes known as Robert Galbraith May. 02, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

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

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

As ever in a crisis of this sort, the poorest and most vulnerable are hit hardest, so in honour of the Battle of Hogwarts, I'll be making a donation of £1m, half of which will go to  https://www.crisis.org.uk , who're helping the homeless during the pandemic
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and half of which will go to  https://www.refuge.org.uk , because we know that domestic abuse has, sadly, increased hugely during the lockdown. 4/4


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