JK Rowling donates £1 million to charities supporting vulnerable people

Announcing the financial contribution – which will be split between the Crisis and Refuge charities – Rowling said the money would go towards helping some of those hit hardest by the outbreak and the impact of the lockdown. “The money donated by JK Rowling will go towards our front-line response to the pandemic, helping us to carry on supporting people who are homeless across Great Britain at this very difficult time. ____________________________________________________ More on coronavirus: ____________________________________________________ “Together we can protect more people from the worst effects of the outbreak and make sure they are safely housed when it is over.” Refuge tweeted: “This is wonderful news – and comes at a time when we have seen calls to our already overwhelmed Helpline increase by 50% during COVID-19. Our huge thanks @jk_rowling – your support will underpin our frontline specialist services & enable us to reach more abused women who need us.” Gallery: Celebrities who have donated money amid the coronavirus pandemic (INSIDER)