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Home / TV / Kit Harington’s fans raise over $45k for charity as he stays in rehab: Reports

Kit Harington’s fans raise over $45k for charity as he stays in rehab: Reports

Kit Harington fans have raised the funds for the Royal Mencap Society which works with people with learning disabilities, and is endorsed by the actor.

tv Updated: Jun 02, 2019 19:28 IST
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Kit Harington arrives for the premiere of the final season of
Kit Harington arrives for the premiere of the final season of "Game of Thrones" at Radio City Music Hall in New York, in April . (REUTERS)

Days after it was reported Kit Harington checked into a rehabilitation centre, fans of the “Game of Thrones” star 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).

This combination photo of images released by HBO show Kit Harington portraying Jon Snow in "Game of Thrones."
This combination photo of images released by HBO show Kit Harington portraying Jon Snow in "Game of Thrones." ( AP )

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.

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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.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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