4th of September, 1976
From the Office of the Minister For Magic, in association with Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
You are cordially invited to attend the 119th annual Autumn Charity Gala at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, on the 30th of November. This year’s performance will be the muggle play ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ by one William Shakespeare and will, as usual, be performed by the school’s returning seventh years. As I am sure you are aware, the proceeds from this event go towards a charity of the students’ choice – this year they have chosen to sponsor the construction of a proposed Specialist Children’s Wing at St Mungo’s Hospital, a more than worthy cause, I’m sure you’ll agree.
There will be a formal dinner preceding the performance, beginning at 6pm sharp; the play will commence at 8pm in the historic castle grounds. Formal dress is, naturally, required.
We hope to see you on the evening of the 30th in support of these bright and talented young people, and their chosen charity.
Sir. Everard Appleby,
Honorable Minister for Magic, Order of Merlin First Class, Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot, Secondary Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards.