Thursday 12th May 2016
Lumos and the producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two are to host a special gala performance of the play to raise money for the children’s charity, with a personal introduction from J.K. Rowling.
For over 10 years, J.K. Rowling’s non-profit organization has been working to help disadvantaged children leave orphanages and get back to a family life. And this year’s gala event will be be something very special that will help them help more children around the world.
A special performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two will go ahead on Sunday 18 September, with one hundred percent of funds from every ticket sale going directly to the charity’s ‘Families Not Orphanages Fund’.
Tickets are now available by auction here. They are combined with special prizes and experiences and are expected to be in high demand.
The special gala performance offers a unique opportunity to see the much-anticipated play introduced by J.K. Rowling, and is the first of several events yet to be announced for the autumn as part of the Lumos global WeAreLumosWorldwide campaign in the UK, United States, and around the world.
The campaign invites people and groups all over the world to join a growing movement to end the harmful and unnecessary practice of placing children in orphanages. An estimated eight million children around the world live in orphanages and institutions, despite 80% having at least one living parent or other relatives that could care for them with some support.
CEO of Lumos, Georgette Mulheir, was thrilled by the announcement. She has said ‘this special gala performance is not only a wonderful opportunity for fans to see the play, but it will help raise awareness of the vulnerable, voiceless children living in orphanages around the world and play its part in helping to get them home and back to a loving family, where they belong.’
You can learn more about the remarkable work of Lumos here.