On the 4 December 2008, The Tales of Beedle the Bard was published in aid of the Children’s High Level Group (now Lumos). Originally produced as just seven unique copies, six distributed privately by J.K. Rowling to people who, she felt, had had a strong relationship with Harry Potter over the last 17 years; one was sold at auction, with the proceeds (£1.95 million) going directly to the charity. J.K. Rowling has also written two smaller volumes. Fans recognise them as they appear in the novels, being the titles of books mentioned in Harry’s world: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through The Ages.
Both titles were originally published on 12 March 2001, in aid of Comic Relief: sales raised over £17 million. Today, having been republished since 2009, every Bloomsbury edition sold generates a donation of £1.15 towards the charity.