Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke auctioning off dinner date to raise money for healthcare chairty
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Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke auctioning off dinner date to raise money for healthcare chairty

GAME OF Thrones star Emilia Clarke is auctioning off a dinner date to help raise money for a leading healthcare charity. 

Clarke took to Instagram to reveal the plans to her 27.4 million followers. 

The 33-year-old is aiming to raise £250,000 for the brain health charity SameYou. 

The charity was set up to "provide stroke and brain injury patients with essential support" after they've been discharged from hospital. 

Clarke set up the charity last year after suffering two brain aneurysms while filming Game of Thrones. 

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With the NHS under the ever-increasing strain of coronavirus. Clarke believes her efforts could help alleviate some of the strain on the healthcare system. 

Given the current coronavirus lockdown, Clarke was keen to stress that the dinner would be a virtual one rather than a face-to-face meeting. 

In the video shared to social media, she said: "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 also funny videos and the fact that I can't really cook. 

"So it's going to be fun, it'll be interesting." 

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Clarke also wrote in the caption alongside the video: "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."