The Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has launched an auction to have dinner with her to raise funds for her brain health charity, which would free up the NHS to focus more on coronavirus
Game of Thrones alum Emilia Clarke has launched a touching initiative to relieve the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic, by having dinner with fans.
The Daenerys Targaryen actress, 33, is aiming to raise £250,000 for her brain health charity SameYou, which would allow them to better provide stroke and brain injury patients with essential support after they’ve been discharged from hospital.
Emilia Clarke explained that this would help free up NHS beds during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
In an Instagram video shared with her 27.4 million followers, Emilia laid out her plan. How would you feel about having dinner with me? Virtually.
12 lucky people will join me, virtually, and we’re going to put together a store cupboard dinner.
Together we’ll cook it and we’ll eat it together and we’ll discuss lots of things, isolation, fear, and lots of funny videos and the fact that I can’t really cook.
So it’s going to be fun, It’ll be interesting.
Emilia added – We have to create more beds for the NHS to take care of COVID-19 sufferers, and when you’re doing that, your brain injury survivors are leaving the hospital early, as we all have to do at this time.
They need somewhere to go. We have partnered with our partners in America, at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and our partners in England at UCL, we are creating a virtual rehabilitation clinic so that brain injury survivors have somewhere to go, somewhere to feel safe, somewhere to feel not so alone and isolated.
We need to do all we can to release as many beds as possible to free up our hard-working NHS.
Emilia established the SameYou Foundation early last year – she had suffered two brain aneurysms, the first soon after filming Game of Thrones’ first season.