Harry Potter’s JK Rowling donates £15.3m to Edinburgh MS research centre named after her mother

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling
Rowling on the UK premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald in London final yr (Picture: John Phillips/Getty Images)

JK Rowling has donated £15.3m to the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic on the University of Edinburgh.

The centre, which is named after Rowling’s late mother, bought began with a £10 million donation from the Harry Potter writer again in 2010.

The new injection of money, which incorporates Gift Aid, will assist create new amenities and assist research into a number of sclerosis (MS) and different neurological circumstances.

MS is a nerve injury situation that impacts the mind and spinal twine.

Rowling’s mother misplaced her battle with MS in 1990.

In an announcement, Rowling stated: ‘When the Anne Rowling Clinic was first based, none of us may have predicted the unbelievable progress that might be made within the area of regenerative neurology, with the clinic main the cost.

‘It’s a matter of nice delight for me that the clinic has mixed these lofty ambitions with sensible, on the bottom assist and take care of individuals with MS, no matter stage and kind; I’ve heard at first-hand what a distinction this assist could make.’



She added: ‘I am confident that the combination of clinical research and practical support delivered by Professor Siddharthan Chandran and his exemplary team will create a definitive step-change for people with MS and associated conditions.’

Meanwhile Professor Chandran, clinic director, commented: ‘This incredibly far-sighted and generous donation will unlock the potential of personalised medicine for people with MS in Scotland and further afield.’

J.K. Rowling
Rupert Grint, Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson on the premiere of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone in London in, 2001 (Picture: by Gareth Davies/Getty Images)

The star’s donation follows rumours final week of a brand new Harry Potter movie.

In her first tweet in six months about stage present Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Rowling stated: ‘Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places #HarryPotter #CursedChild.’

Speculative fan response to the tweet was largely unfavourable.

‘Pls Don’t,’ wrote one on Twitter. ‘If Curse Child is gonna be a thing you need to change EVERYTHING!! Keep up the FB series and let that thing die under a train station seat in the limbo pls. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS. I love Harry Potter, but the Cursed Child should NOT become a film.’

Another added: ‘The Cursed Child play really does feel like bad fan fiction – Voldemort having a child, Diggory becoming a death eater. Please, I’m begging you.’

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