Children with Cancer UK hosted a virtual party to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with families affected by childhood cancer.
We celebrated Harry Potter’s birthday on 31 July 2020 by putting on a virtual party for 50 children impacted by cancer. The party was hosted by Harry Potter and the children were kept entertained with dancing, magic, and they tested their wizarding knowledge in a Harry Potter quiz.
The children dressed up for the occasion in their finest Hogwarts gear and submitted their photos for a costume competition. Benjamin, age 7, won the costume competition and received a replica of Hermione Granger’s wand from Warner Bros. Studios as his prize.
Harry Potter stars, Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) all sent special video messages, wishing the children a magical time at Harry’s birthday party.
I hear that you’re having a Harry Potter themed celebration… I think it’s because it’s Harry’s birthday today. It was Neville’s birthday yesterday so I don’t know why you didn’t have it then, but I’ll let you off as I suppose he is the hero after all. I hope you have a really, really great day. Sorry I can’t be there. Have a great time with all the fun, games and I hear you’ve got quizzes as well. It’s going to be amazing.
We want to thank everyone who came to the party, and to our supporters who help us continue to make events like this happen.