Game of Thrones actress,Emilia Clarke launched an initiative to relieve the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic – by having dinner with fans.
The 33-years-old actress is aiming to raise £250,000 for her brain health charity SameYou, which allows them to better “provide stroke and brain injury patients with essential support” after they’ve been discharged from hospital.
She explained that this would help free up NHS beds during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In an Instagram video shared on her page,Emilia set 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.”
The actress 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 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 in 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.”
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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