"I want to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had."
- J.K. Rowling, A year in the life.

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J.K. Rowling co-founded the Children’s High Level Group (CHLG) with Baroness Emma Nicholson MEP, in 2005. In 2010 the charity became Lumos; working to end the systematic institutionalisation of children across Europe and help them find safer, more caring places to live.

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For seven years J.K. Rowling was an Ambassador of One Parent Families, now called Gingerbread, a charity working with lone parents and their children. In 2007 J.K. Rowling took an honorary position as President of the charity.

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MS Society

For ten years J.K. Rowling was a supporter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland, including nine years as its Patron. She stepped down as Patron of the charity in 2009 but continues to fund MS research directly through the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic.

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