If you’re confused about the funny red noses, let us explain: March 15 marks Red Nose Day, a UK-wide fundraising event organised by the charity Comic Relief every two years. People on this day, including some of the biggest celebrities in Britain, are encouraged to put their inhibitions to one side, wear a Red Nose and do something funny for money. It is a day that brings together the nation in making a difference to the lives of people across Africa and the UK who are facing terrible injustice or living in desperate poverty.
J.K. Rowling has long had an association with Comic Relief, since writing the two Harry Potter companion books for the charity – Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – in 2001. Since their release, these stories have raised over £18 million for Comic Relief and helped to change countless lives.
As this is the first Red Nose Day that the eBooks have been available from the Pottermore Shop, we really wanted to help raise awareness and get into the spirit. We hope that you like our new look, and that those of you who haven’t yet discovered the eBooks might be persuaded to give them a try or send them to someone as a gift, in the knowledge that at least £1.15 from every sale goes to Comic Relief - so you can learn more about the world of Harry Potter whilst helping to change lives.
Visit the Pottermore Shop to buy the eBook editions.
If you have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can also see our artistic Red Nose Day take-overs there.