Emilia Clarke is leveraging her star power to help offer relief amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The “Game of Thrones” star will have a virtual, socially distant dinner with 12 lucky fans. There is one condition though. To qualify for the random selection, you have to donate to Clarke’s SameYou charity.
SameYou assists people in recovering from brain injuries and strokes. The organization is pivoting by helping people with brain injuries recover at home to help free up hospital beds for COVID-19 patients.
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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. 100% 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! ❤️🏆❤️ @sameyouorg #togethertogethertogether
“We’ll cook it together and eat it together,” the “GoT” star pitched. “We will discuss lots of things — isolation and fear and also, funny videos. And, you know, the fact that I can’t really cook. So it’s going to be fun.”
Clarke seeks to raise nearly $450,000 for SameYou. You can donate to the cause and enter for your chance to win a virtual date with Clarke by clicking here.
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