Kit Harington donates a surprise £8000 to help Mencap 'Game of Thrones' appeal reach its target

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Kit Harington as Jon Snow (Credit: HBO)
Kit Harington as Jon Snow (Credit: HBO)

Kit Harington shocked those behind a Game of Thrones-based online charity appeal for Mencap by chucking in a surprise £8000 donation.

The page, set up by Thrones fan sub-Reddit page /r/Freefolk, was appealing for donations to the learning disability charity, one that Harington has supported for many years.

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Headlined 'Honouring Kit Harington's dedication and commitment to Game of Thrones', the page creator Steven Garner added: “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.

Rose Leslie, left, and Kit Harington attend HBO's "Game of Thrones" final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Rose Leslie with husband Kit Harington (Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

“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.”

But dropped in among the donations is one from Harington himself.

Chucking in almost £8000 to top the fundraiser up to its target, he left the message: “With love and respect from beyond the wall.”

(Credit: JustGiving)
(Credit: JustGiving)

He then added (via the Mencap website): “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.

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“This donations page lifted my heart and brought tears to my eyes, what a beautiful gift to receive.... how generous of all of you.

“Mencap is truly a wonderful charity and the money given here will go to the most incredible cause.”

What a gent.