1 / 2 of the cash goes to Crisis which will help destitute people, and half to Refuge to aid victims of domestic abuse.

Rowling’s donations come among #HarryPotterDay on Twitter.

Saturday also marks the anniversary of 1 the author’s major occasions in her own tales.

On Twitter, Rowling stated: “Today’s the 22nd anniversary from the Fight of Hogwarts, but I will be truthful and state that it feels inappropriate to speak about imaginary deaths.

“So many people are losing family members within the real life.”

Rowling, who authored a lot of her Harry Potter tales while residing in Edinburgh, stated many vulnerable individuals who were destitute or perhaps in an abusive relationship were suffering at the moment.