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Lumos launches CrowdRise fundraiser

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Lumos launches CrowdRise fundraiser

Lumos Foundation USA announced a CrowdRise fundraiser via Facebook and live on Twitter on the evening of August 14 featuring Lumos' CEO, Georgette Mulheir and Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler, stars of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – as well as the next film in the series that’s currently in production.

All donors to Lumos via the CrowdRise campaign, running until 20 September 2017, will be in with the chance to spend a day visiting the set of the new film at the iconic Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, England, UK. The winner and a guest will meet members of the cast and crew, including stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Zoë Kravitz and Johnny Depp. The prize includes flights for two to London, England courtesy of American Airlines and a three-night stay in a four-star hotel in London. As a bonus prize the winner will also receive two tickets to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter.

Additional perks can be claimed based on donation level, including 10 copies of the original Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay book signed by J.K. Rowling; a limited-edition print featuring original illustrations by MinaLima for the Original Screenplay of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and an exclusive black "Be the Light" t-shirt featuring an inspirational quote by J.K. Rowling taken from her Very Good Lives Harvard commencement speech in 2008.

One lucky winner will also receive a signed Original Painting of Newt Scamander, the Magizoologist hero in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Mouth Artist, Henry Fraser. This painting is exclusively signed by J.K. Rowling, Eddie Redmayne and members of the cast from the film.

Lumos Foundation USA are aiming for this campaign to raise at least $1m to support their work, including:

  • Supporting the closure of harmful orphanage and reuniting children with families.
  • Providing safe, caring alternative placements for children who are unable to return to their homes
  • Protecting children from trafficking, abuse and exploitation
  • Raising awareness of the harm caused by donors unknowingly funding harmful orphanages.

In 2016 Lumos rescued Ilove and her brother from an orphanage in Haiti. They are now happily reunited with their family. Watch their story.

To support Lumos and for a chance to win one of the amazing prizes please visit the CrowdRise page from today. The fundraising campaign ends on 20 September, 2017.