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Game of Thrones star Kit Harington's fans raise over $45k for charity amid his treatment

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 03 June 2019, 07:05 AM
Kit Harington's fans raise over $45k for charity amid his treatment
Kit Harington's fans raise over $45k for charity amid his treatment

Kit Harington earlier was reported to have checked into a luxury rehabilitation centre during his work break to deal with some personal issues like stress and alcohol consumption.

Now fans of the most popular "Game of Thrones" star who played the character of Jon Snow have raised over USD 45,000 for a charity he supports. 

According to Entertainment Weekly, fans of the show and Harington's character, Jon Snow, have created a JustGiving account for the UK charity Royal Mencap Society that has already raised over 36,000 pounds out of a goal of 50,000 (approximately over USD 45,600 out of a USD 63,000 goal). The actor first endorsed Mencap, which works with people with learning disabilities, in August 2017.

"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. 

"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. To show our gratitude, Freefolk and other fans want to contribute to the charity Mencap, which Kit has been supporting for several years.

Mencap supports people with learning disabilities to live independent and fulfilling lives," the online fundraiser reads. Harington, 32, checked into a luxury health retreat in Connecticut to receive treatment for stress, exhaustion and alcohol use, weeks before the "GoT" finale aired on May 19. 

First Published: Monday, June 03, 2019 07:05 AM
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