When Game of Thrones premiered in 2011, the war in Syria was just beginning. Now, according to the International Rescue Committee, nearly 1 million people per month are being forced to flee their homes due to the fallout from the Syrian civil war – not to mention the 60 million refugees displaced throughout the world due to conflict and natural disaster. In the face of these devastating statistics, the cast of Game of Thrones is taking a stand – and you can too.
Rescue Has No Boundaries stresses the time is now to aid refugees, no matter where they are in the world. The movement is led by Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister. “As a parent, I cannot imagine the fear and sadness of having to leave your home, everything you worked for, the safety and routine that you had set up for your kids, to be separated from your community and end up in a new country with nothing... all because of man's ill will and greed,” Headey told HBO.com. “I'm so happy to be able to support the IRC and I hope everyone who can will donate and help us to make life a little brighter for those who need it.”
How can you make a difference? “Cash always helps,” Headey notes. “Fans can also bid for tickets to the premiere where they will see all of us probably being ridiculous.” The lucky winner will get a bonus prize: an early screening of the Season 6 premiere episode. Headey predicts the night will be “worth some ferocious bidding!”
To learn more about how you can make a difference – and win a trip to the Season 6 Game of Thrones Premiere in Los Angeles, visit Rescue.org/GameofThrones. Join the conversation using #RealmToTheRescue.
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