Harry Potter author raises children's funds
Mercury , South Africa
Date: Jan 26 2006
Bucharest: J K Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, arrived in Romania yesterday for a two-day visit devoted to raising money for orphans and disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe. Rowling recently became a trustee of a foundation called the Children's High Level Group, which raises money. Rowling's earlier humanitarian work includes successfully lobbying the Czech government in 2004 to ban the use of caged beds in psychiatric facilities.