Magic Beyond Words: The J. K. Rowling Story
Anne Volant and Pete Rowling met at the age of 18 in 1964 on a train going from King’s Cross Station to Arbroath, Scotland. They were both serving their country. Pete was serving in the British Royal Navy, and Anne was serving in the Women’s Royal Navy Service. They talked for hours on the way to Scotland. Shortly after making arrangements to see each other, they both decided that military life was not for …show more content…
It was a 40 minute ride that she had taken multiple times before. She said it was a boring ride because the train was delayed. She had no reason to be full of creative ideas. She was looking out the window when Harry Potter appeared in her mind as an 11 year old boy with black hair, green eyes, and round glasses. She knew exactly was his story and background was. More ideas came pouring in faster than she could write them down. (Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story) Not having anything to write anything down with she sat back and let the ideas flow; thinking about the world it would become. She said the reason so many ideas came to her mind so fast is because she couldn’t write them down. Her mind was fully focused on Harry …show more content…
She got the inspiration after reading in an article that there were children sleeping in caged beds in several institutions located in the Czech Republic. In 2007, a special edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling herself was auctioned off for the charity. Raising more than $2,118,090. Later it was published to aid the charity.
The CHLG changed their foundation and became Lumos. It’s goal is to end systematic institutionalisation of children in Europe. They want to help find them safer places to live. Somewhere that is kinder and more caring. The goal is to end it by 2050.
In 2003 Rowling became a sponsor of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Part of her job was to plan and host fundraising events, raise awareness, and contribute funds from her own pocket as well. Although she resigned as a sponsor in 2009 she continues to fund them through the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic. Named after her mother who died at the age of 45 from the disease.
Rowling supports many charities to this day. She has done great things this world with her contributions to society with her writing and