Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington makes a donation of $10,000 to Mencap fundraiser set by fans.
Starting in the 1940s, the charity aims to be “The voice of learning disability”. The Game Of Thrones star made a generous donation and left a heartwarming note for the fundraiser page after his name.
The drive was set by Justgiving for Mencap by his fans. The description of the fundraiser expressed the love for Harington and why they dedicated the online fundraiser to the actor. The page was set for “honoring Kit Harington’s dedication and commitment to Game of Thrones”.
Furthermore, the description read, “Kit Harington has given so much to the fans of Game of Thrones over the past decade playing the King in the North, Jon Snow. He absolutely nailed his performance and we loved every second of screentime we had with him.”
In addition, it said, “This fundraiser is here to show Kit that we’re incredibly thankful to him for the sheer amount of love and skill he put into Jon Snow for us to enjoy.”
Harington made a huge donation of almost $10,000 to JustGiving, an online fundraiser. The drive set to raise funding for Mencap aimed to reach a goal of £50,000. The actor’s £7728.75 donation helped the page reach their goal. He then left a note for the fans and contributors of the charity.
In addition to those who set the fundraiser, Harington also thanked those who contributed in a note posted by Mencap. “To those of you who set this page up in my name and to those of you who contributed and left messages, please accept my deepest and most heartfelt thank you,” he wrote.
Additionally, he stated about the charity page, “This donations page lifted my heart and brought tears to my eyes, what a beautiful gift to receive….how generous of all of you.”
“This donations page lifted my heart and brought tears to my eyes, what a beautiful gift to receive….how generous of all of you.”
Read a lovely message from #KitHarington to those who donated to us in recognition of his work on #GameofThrones. #GoTtoGivehttps://t.co/38ujaONfCt pic.twitter.com/UBa5U2mxLj
— Mencap (@mencap_charity) June 26, 2019
Moreover, the English actor said, “Mencap is truly a wonderful charity and the money given here will go to the most incredible cause.” He concluded the note by saying, “With love and respect from beyond the wall…Kit x.”
Harington plans to continue working for the charity During his recovery in rehab, a source representing him told Metro, “Kit has decided to utilize this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues.”
The Game Of Thrones star has supported Mencap for years. He previously explained “Why I’m supporting Mencap” on 22 April 2016. The actor shared his experience of growing up with his cousin, Laurent. She was among those with a learning disability in the UK.
“We need to change this and stop ignoring the talents and contributions that people with a learning disability can bring to our society,” he explained in a YouTube video posted by Mencap.
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