Page last updated at 14:09 GMT, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 15:09 UK

Harry Potter books help charity

JK Rowling
JK Rowling sent a set of signed books which will be auctioned in November

A boy with a rare skin condition has been given a set of Harry Potter books signed by their author to raise money for youngsters with the same illness.

Eight-year-old David Middleton received the books after his mother wrote to JK Rowling asking for her help to raise money for a support group.

David, of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, has Xeroderma Pigmentosum.

The condition means exposure to sunlight increases his risk of developing cancer or blindness.

The set of signed books will be auctioned in November.

The auction, for the XP Support Group, will coincide with the release of the sixth Harry Potter film in cinemas.


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2020 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific