Game of Thrones' Kit Harington donates to fundraiser launched by his fans

27 Jun 2019

He definitely has a good fan base

Kit Harington has donated $9,800 (Dhs 36,000) to a fundraiser launched by Game of Thrones fans on his behalf.

The campaign supporting the Royal Mencap Society began earlier this month (Jun19) after news broke that the 32 year old had checked into a wellness facility for "personal issues". The actor has been involved with the organisation, which works to assist those with people with learning disabilities, since 2017. The actor checked into a health facility after battling 'personal issues' after the season finale of the show. 

"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,” the campaign founders write. "He absolutely nailed his performance and we loved every second of screentime we had with him. 

Harington added a heartfelt message to the site, while offering up his own donation, stating: "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. This donations page lifted my heart and brought tears to my eyes, what a beautiful gift to receive... how generous of all of you.

Harington has completed his treatment at a Connecticut retreat.

Game of Thrones fans have also raised thousands for SameYou, the brain injury charity Kit's co-star Emilia Clarke set up after suffering two life-threatening aneurysms.