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J.K. Rowling donates to Crisis

Today, Saturday 2 May, J.K. Rowling has tweeted that she will be making a donation of £1m, half of which will go to Crisis and half to Refuge.

In a tweet, J.K. Rowling said: ‘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 crisis.org.uk, who’re helping the homeless during the pandemic.’

Jon Sparkes, chief executive of Crisis, said: “We are overwhelmed to have the support of J.K. Rowling and we’d like to say a huge thank you for her incredibly generous donation. People experiencing homelessness during the outbreak have been hit especially hard.

“The money donated by J.K. Rowling will go towards our frontline response to the pandemic, helping us to carry on supporting people who are homeless across Great Britain at this very difficult time. Together, we can protect more people from the worst effects of the outbreak and make sure they are safely housed when it is over.”