Game of Thrones star Kit Harington's fans raise over $45,000 for charity he supports, amid his treatment

Press Trust of India

Jun 03, 2019 10:05:51 IST

Los Angeles: Days after it was reported Kit Harington checked into a rehabilitation centre, fans of the Game of Thrones star have raised over $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 $45,600 out of a $63,000 goal).

Game of Thrones star Kit Haringtons fans raise over ,000 for charity he supports, amid his treatment

Kit Harington. Image via Facebook

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.

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 19 May.

Updated Date: Jun 03, 2019 10:05:51 IST