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Game of Thrones cast in International Refugee Committee appeal

Game of Thrones cast in International Refugee Committee appeal

The cast of HBO’s Game of Thrones has joined the International Refugee Committee in a campaign to raise awareness of the plight of Syrian refugees.

Using the hashtag #RealmToTheRescue, the campaign asks people to donate to help save lives. Lena Heady (Cersei Lannister), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maise Williams (Arya Stark), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) and John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) are among cast members asking for donations in the campaign video.

The campaign is also encouraging donations by offering people a chance to win a trip to the Game of Thrones season 6 premiere party in LA if they give money. Those who donate unlock a number of additional ‘campaign perks’, including extra entries to the competition, signed merchandise and other campaign exclusive content.

A base level donation of $10 gives 100 chances to win the trip, $15 gives 150 chances and a digital pin, while $100 gives 1000 chances of winning and a limited edition t-shirt, up to a donation of $7,500 which gives 75,000 chances of winning plus an authentic replica of unsullied helm and armour set.

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.

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