New Royal College of Nursing ambassador Emilia Clarke is to raise funds for specialist nursing by offering people a chance to bid for the opportunity to spend a day on the Game of Thrones set.
The Game of Thrones actor has launched an auction where bidders are offered the chance to spend a day with her on the set of Game of Thrones during the recording of the final series.
The move represents Ms Clarke’s first act since having just been being unveiled as the RCN’s ambassador last Saturday.
The auction will run for four weeks on the online fundraising site Omaze and the proceeds will go to the college’s charity, the RCN Foundation.
The RCN Foundation will use the funds raised to launch a programme of educational and research grants in the name of Emilia Clarke to support specialist nurses.
“By taking part in the auction you will be helping to fund a new generation of specialist nurses”
The first nurses will begin to receive funds from the auction later in 2018, said the RCN in a statement announcing the initiative.
Ms Clarke has made an online video backing the auction and encouraging people to get involved in order to support the nursing profession.
Launching the initiative, Ms Clarke said: “By taking part in the auction you will be helping to fund a new generation of specialist nurses.
“They deliver leading edge innovative practice and care in all specialist areas to improve survival rates and reduce hospital stays,” she said.
“They also help those of us with long term conditions to manage them so we can live our lives to the full,” noted the actor who plays the character Daenerys Targaryen in the hit TV series.
She added: “The vast majority of healthcare in our lifetime will come from nurses, so join me in supporting nurses by donating.”
Deepa Korea, head of the RCN Foundation, said: “We are so grateful that Emilia has chosen to front this fundraising campaign for the RCN Foundation.
“Her support and the funds raised will make a huge difference and enable us to significantly strengthen nursing in the UK,” she said.