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Harry Potter to raise £22m for Comic Relief

Harry Potter to raise £22m for Comic Relief

JK Rowling, author of the successful Harry Potter series of books, is expected to help raise £22 million for Comic Relief. She will donate all her royalties to the charity from two new spin-off books from the series. Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, by Newt Scamander and Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennillworthy Whisp are both titles from the library at Hogwarts School. Ms Rowling has written and illustrated them both.

The books go on sale on 12 March and two million copies of each will be published in the UK. Rowling’s donation is expected to make up about half of this year’s total Comic Relief income.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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