JK Rowling has pledged to personally match donations of up to £1m ($1.32m) to children in Ukraine.
The ‘Harry Potter’ author is seeking to help young Ukrainians through his Lumos Foundation, which launched an emergency appeal after Russia’s recent invasion of the country.
The 56-year-old writer explained on Twitter: “I will personally match donations to this appeal, up to £1million.
“Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated, you are enabling @lumos to do crucial work for some of Ukraine’s most vulnerable children. (sic)”
The author established the foundation in 2005 and it is currently raising funds to help some of the most vulnerable people affected by the war in Ukraine.
The charity warned that the country’s children face “an uncertain future”.
JK lent his support to the cause shortly after Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds announced plans to provide financial support for Ukrainian refugees.
The 34-year-old actress and Ryan, 45, have revealed plans to match up to $1 million in donations to the UN Refugee Agency, in aid of Ukrainian refugees.
A post on the UN Refugee Agency’s Twitter page explained: “Right now the crisis in Ukraine is forcing families to flee their homes.
“Please donate today to send lifesaving aid to displaced Ukrainians, and @VancityReynolds @blakelively will match your donation $1 for $1 up to $1,000,000. (sic)”
Ryan – who married the Hollywood actress in 2012 – then took to the microblogging platform to reaffirm his support for the refugees, noting that they “need protection”.
He wrote online: “Within 48 hours, countless Ukrainians have been forced to flee their homes to neighboring countries. They need protection. When you donate, we match it up to $1,000,000, which doubles the support. (sic)”