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Annabelle's sponsored silence for Lumos

We love hearing about your fundraising ideas for Lumos, like this one, from 10-year-old Annabelle who sent us the story of her sponsored silence and raised a whopping £225 for our charity.

Tales of Beedle the Bard
J.K. Rowling's Tales of Beedle the Bard inspired Annabelle to fundraise for Lumos

Here’s what Annabelle said about her fundraising activity:

‘I am Annabelle and I am 10 years old and I did a sponsored silence for 24 hours. I did this for a brownie badge. I am a member of the Brownies.

“The reason I chose to donate my sponsorship to Lumos is because I love all of J.K Rowling’s writing. When I saw that Tales of Beedle the Bard was written for Lumos, I was intrigued so I looked Lumos up and I thought it was amazing that J.K thinks children belong in families and I agree.

I think all of the work Lumos does is amazing. So thank you for being so fantastic.

I raised £225 including gift aid doing my sponsored silence and I donated it all.

My mum helped me do it.”

Interested in some book-themed ideas to raise money to help children in need?

Here’s some to get you started:

  • Try a Sponsored spellathon, learn a list of words and seek sponsorship for every correct word you spell when tested at the end.
  • Host a second hand booksale. Got a lot of pre-loved books that would benefit from a new owner? You could try selling them and donate the proceeds to Lumos.
  • Dress up like your favourite book or character. (£1 a go!)
  • Host your own quiz and make it all about your favourite books.
  • Story time school fundraiser. Organise an event where teachers or parents read bedtime stories to everyone at school.