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Rebecca Hunt

Light Up Jo's Birthday with Lumos

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[p][b]***PLEASE NOTE: THE TOTAL HAS NOW BEEN SENT TO JO AND THE PRIZES HAVE BEEN DRAWN; YOU ARE HOWEVER STILL WELCOME TO DONATE TO LUMOS.***[/b][/p][p][span=text-decoration: underline;][b]What is Light Up Jo's Birthday?[/b][/span][/p][p]JK Rowling's 48th birthday is on the 31st July 2013. Every year, fans come together to create projects for Jo's birthday- books, videos and websites filled with messages of love for the woman who changed the lives of millions around the world. But actions speak louder than words, so what better way to express our love for Jo than by helping a cause close to her heart?[/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][lt]img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/d3b4b8c4c111224e90fdbd6fa7a8360a/tumblr_mniqnq41qO1r02t43o1_500.jpg" alt="'This truly was one of the best birthday presents I've ever received- THANK YOU'" width="472" height="171" /[gt][/p][p]Last year, in Light Up Jo's Birthday's first year, we raised over [b]£1,000[/b] for Lumos. Jo said it was one of the best birthday presents she had ever received. So what are we going to do this year?[/p] [p][b]We're going to do it bigger and better![/b][/p][p][b] Update: thanks to your generosity we have more than doubled last year's total![/b][/p][p][b]You have until around 4:30pm BST on the 31st for your donation to be a part of the total sent to Jo, and around midday BST on the 1st August to be entered into the prize draw.[/b][/p][hr/][p][/p][p][/p][p][b][span=text-decoration: underline;]Who are Lumos?[/span][/b][/p][p][b]Lumos[/b] is a charity founded and chaired by JK Rowling which aims to end the institutionalisation of children around the world. To find out more, hover over Lumos's logo to the left and visit their website [url=http://www.wearelumos.org]here[/url]. Last year the money raised by Light Up Jo's Birthday went towards making a school accessible, so that disabled children can attend mainstream school and stay with their families instead of having to go into an institution.[/p][p]If everyone who reads this donated just £1, which is less than the cost of sending Jo a birthday card, we could make a real difference to many children's lives again. [/p][p][/p][hr/][p][/p][p][span=text-decoration: underline;][b]The prize draw![/b][/span][/p][p]If giving Jo a great birthday present isn't enough to make you want to donate, maybe our amazing prize draw will be. [b]All[/b] donations will be entered to win one of the following:[/p][ul][li][b]A signed photo of Matt Lewis[/b][/li][li][b]A signed photo of Dame Maggie Smith[/b][/li][li][b]A signed photo of Warwick Davis as Griphook, kindly donated by [url=http://www.thesignatureshop.co.uk]The Signature Shop[/url][lt]br /[gt][/b][/li][li][b]A signed copy of [i]Harry, A History [/i]by Melissa Anelli[/b][/li][li][b]A tweet from Evanna Lynch (remember to leave your Twitter username if you'd like to be entered for this!)[lt]br /[gt][/b][/li][/ul][p]Anyone who donates [b]£5 or more[/b] will [i]also[/i] be entered to win one of the [b]GRAND PRIZES[/b], which are:[/p][ul][li][b]A signed copy of [i]The Casual Vacancy [/i]by JK Rowling[/b][/li][li][b]A one-of-a-kind set of photographs of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, taken by Harry Potter scriptwriter Steve Kloves at the Deathly Hallows Part II premiere[/b][/li][/ul][p]If you would like to be entered into the prize draw please have a read of the [b][url=http://lightupjosbirthday.tumblr.com/post/light-up-jos-birthday-prize-draw-faqs]FAQs/Ts&Cs[/url][/b] [b]before donating[/b] as they contain important info. If you have a question that hasn't been answered, ask away [url=http://lightupjosbirthday.tumblr.com/ask]here[/url]![/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt]IMPORTANT: Please ONLY tick the Gift Aid box if you are a UK TAXPAYER.[/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][lt]img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/05d0f5cb613fd70606003062e52c0315/tumblr_mncz4dvz5z1rc9h0uo4_500.jpg" alt="Signed copy of JK Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy'" width="372" height="124" /[gt][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][/p][hr/][p][/p][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt]Light Up Jo's Birthday would like to thank Steve Kloves, Matt Lewis, Dame Maggie Smith, [url=http://www.thesignatureshop.co.uk]The Signature Shop[/url] & Warwick Davis, Evanna Lynch and Melissa Anelli for their support and help with this project. We would also like to thank Margaux, Melissa & everyone else at LeakyCon who helped with flyers, and Alvaro for creating our icons and header. Most of all, thanks to Jo for being an inspiration.[/p]

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31 Jul 2013

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Aug 1, 2013

Anonymous

To Rebecca, I am so incredibly proud of all the hard work you have put in organising this for Jo, you're an incredible person and Im so lucky to call you a friend! I'm sure Jo is honoured to count you as a fan.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 1, 2013

Anonymous

Thank you! Your books have had a profound impact on my life. Now, I am studying to become a teacher so I can teach others that they can be inspired by stories, as well.

£3.00

Jul 31, 2013

Anonymous

Happy Birthday Jo!!! Thx for all the amazing years...Always!!!

£10.00

Jul 31, 2013

Anonymous

£5.00

Jul 31, 2013

Anonymous

Dear J.K. Rowling , Happy Birthday ! Traces of your magic are everywhere!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 31, 2013

Lydia

Thank you so much!! This is for you, Joann Rowling!

£6.00

Jul 31, 2013

Anonymous

Thank you. Harry and his friends created a fandom that changed so many lives and taught many lessons. You're so talented, beautiful, and your words speak to us all. I hope you have a magical birthday, you deserve it.

£5.00

Jul 31, 2013

Anonymous

Happy Birthday Jo & Harry! Thanks for the magic, inspiration, books, friends, & the love! My twitter:@katiepotter

£7.00

Jul 31, 2013

Anonymous

Happy Birthday Jo! Thank you for Harry and his amazing journey!

£5.00

Jul 31, 2013

Anonymous

£2.00 plus £0.50 Gift Aid