“Game Of Thrones” Actor, Kit Harington has donated over £7,000 to an online fundraiser set up by his fans from the hit TV show, “Game of Thrones”, in aid of persons with learning disabilities through the charity organisation, Mencap.
The actor, who portrayed the character “Jon Snow”, accompanied this huge donation with his “deepest and most heartfelt thank you” to his fans. His addition of £7728.75 (£6,138 with £1545.75 Gift Aid) to the fund helped it meet its £50,000 target.
In an emotional message shared on Mencap’s official website, Harington wrote:
“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 from you all.
Mencap is a truly wonderful charity and the money given here will go to the most incredible cause.”
In response, the organisers thanked Kit Harrington for the love and skill he put into playing “Jon Snow” in “Game of Thrones”.
“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,” they wrote.
“He absolutely nailed his performance and we loved every second of screen-time 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.”