Emilia Clarke, 33, has asked fans to donate to her charity SameYou’s Covid-19 relief fund in a heartfelt Instagram video. The Game of Thrones actress issued a “plea for help” in the wake of the “frightening” coronavirus pandemic.
Emilia offered her 27.4 million followers a chance to go on a virtual dinner date with her as a “thank you” in a bid to raise £250,000 for the organisation.
She captioned the post: “Dearest ones, from my isolation booth I write to you with a plea for help!
“Due to the current frightening and ever changing coronavirus emergency, please would you help me raise £250,000, by donating through the link in my bio, to provide stroke and brain injury patients with essential support!!
“This fund will also help in freeing up the hospital beds needed to deal with the pandemic, to care for those who also need a space to heal.”
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The star concluded her message by writing: “100 per cent of your generosity will fund virtual rehab clinic support in the coming weeks… a very big task and a very big ask but you are all very big hearted souls so I know you’ll want to help me help them!”
Emilia shared further details about her plan by revealing that 12 fans will be able to cook along with her from their homes and have a discussion during dinner.
She said: “I’m coming at you with a little request. Would you help me? Would you like to help me, please, raise £250,000 for SameYou’s Covid-19 relief fund?
“There’s a thank you attached and the thank you goes a little something like this.
“How would you feel about having dinner with me, virtually? What we would do is when you donate, you can click on a link and that will be a randomised selection process and twelve lucky people will join me virtually and we’re going to put together a store cupboard dinner together and we’ll cook it and eat it together.
“And we’ll discuss lots of things, isolation and fear and also funny videos and the fact that I can’t really cook, so it’s going to be fun, it’s going to be interesting.”
Emilia went on to detail the charity’s relief fund, adding: “We have to create more beds for the NHS to take care of all the Covid-19 sufferers and when you’re doing that, brain injury survivors are leaving hospital early, as we all have to do at this time.
“So they need somewhere to go so we’ve partnered with our partners in America, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and our partners in England, UCL, and we are creating a virtual rehabilitation clinic so brain injury survivors have somewhere to go and to feel safe and not so alone and isolated, which I think is a good thing.
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“We need to do all we can to free up as many beds as possible and help our hard working NHS.
“So you get to do a good thing, you get to help people, and you get to have dinner with me! It’s really exciting!”
Emilia founded SameYou in March 2019 after she suffered two brain aneurysms during her early days of filming Game of Thrones.
The film and TV star explained why helping others is important to her, following her experience during an appearance on BBC Breakfast last year.
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