The Mother of Dragons, Emilia Clarke, is asking the internet for help to raise £250,000 for her charity, SameYou, and its COVID-19 relief fund. SameYou primarily helps people who suffer from brain injuries. But, the donations will go toward helping free up hospital beds for those affected by the global pandemic.
Known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s Game of Thrones, Clarke took to Instagram to ask for contributions for her cause. She adds that 12 individuals will be selected at random to have a virtual dinner with the breaker of chains herself.
“We’re going to put together a store cupboard dinner. Together, we’ll cook it, and then we’ll eat it together,” Clarke said in her post. “We will discuss lots of things. Isolation, fear, and also funny videos.”
As a survivor of two brain aneurysms, Clarke started SameYou to provide awareness and help for people who have suffered brain trauma and strokes. The money raised from the COVID-19 relief fund will create virtual rehabilitation clinics for brain injury survivors, with the aid of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in American and UCL in England. The goal is to ensure patients can receive proper treatment at home while making more beds available in hospitals.
“100% of your generosity will fund virtual rehab clinic support in the coming weeks,” Clarke said. “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!”
If you want a chance to keep your food unburnt with “The Unburnt,” donate for the opportunity to dine with royalty while helping a noble objective.