A day after ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ premiere took place in New York City, Rose and Kit flew back to London to attend the ‘SMS Battles Quiz’ event for ‘MS Society UK’, a charity dear to their heart which they have supported for many years. They have donated a prize for the silent auction which has held during the event – a dinner with both of them and a signed ‘Game of Thrones’ boxset. Rose was also joined by her friend and Downton Abbey co-star Sophie McShera. Click here to know more about MS Society UK which helps raise vital funds for MS research.
For the third year in a row, Rose did a reading at MS Society UK’s annual Christmas Carol which happened on December 7 at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. This time the event was live-streamed on Facebook and Youtube (yay !) so you can watch Rose’s reading just below :
Emilia Clarke also did a reading (she replaced Kit Harington who couldn’t be there) ; sadly we only have a couple of pictures from the event :
Following her previous work with charity MS Society UK, Rose is featured (alongside husband Kit Harington) in their new campaign video released today. It sees stars ‘audition’ to join #TeamStopMS and help fund life-changing MS research by supporting the MS Society any way they can – whether that’s donating, fundraising, or simply spreading the word on social media. Recorded in November 2019, Kit takes part in a bucket collection with Breeders actor Alun Armstrong, and Rose undergoes a bike-athon fundraiser compèred by Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills.
All of the celebs (including Rose, Kit, Andy Serkis, chef Ainsley Harriott, radio DJ Scott Mills, actor Alun Armstrong and comedian Ivo Graham) involved in the scenes have a personal connection with the illness. The campaign is part of the MS Society’s Stop MS Appeal, which needs to raise £100 million to find treatments for everyone living with MS.
Sharing what the campaign means to her, Rose said :
“The MS Society is very close to my heart, and the work they do is incredible. I want to support them in raising funds for MS research because we’re so close to finding real and long-lasting solutions to tackle this condition. We have shown through the pandemic that with concentrated effort and funding, we can overcome momentous challenges, and I believe we can do this with MS too. »
“Being involved in the Team Stop MS shoot was a lot of fun, especially watching Andy Serkis do his thing – what a physical genius! Everybody stopped what they were doing and just admired him from afar. But it was also just a really positive thing to be part of generally, with everyone there sharing the common goal of stopping MS. I’m happy to be part of their family.”
Besides the video, pictures of Rose filming the campaign and posing in a « TeamStopMS » t-shirt have also been released :
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic condition that affects more than 100,000 people in the UK. It damages nerves in the body and makes it harder to do everyday things like walk, talk, eat and think. There are more than a dozen licensed treatments for people with the relapsing form of MS, but none stop the accumulation of disability as MS progresses. Morna Simpkins, MS Society Scotland director, said: “Together we need to raise £100 million to stop MS for good. The good news is we’re already over halfway there, but we want you on our team to help us reach our target. There are so many ways to get involved in Team Stop MS and you’ll be in great company, with our incredible supporters like Rose Leslie, Kit Harington and Andy Serkis, who we are incredibly grateful to. So join Team Stop MS today to donate, fundraise, or spread the word on social media, and help us fund life-changing research. No audition needed.”
One year ago, Rose Leslie & husband Kit Harington attended MS Society UK’s « Christmas Carols by Candlelight » event in London and both did a reading to help raise money for the charity and fund the Stop MS Appeal. (Click here to know more about MS Society UK).
This year the event happened online on December 15th and Rose once again did a reading, this time recorded from her home. I bought a ticket and managed to record her lovely short performance, enjoy !
In a new video, Rose has backed a long-running Aberdeenshire charity raffle, the Banchory Bangle, to help support vulnerable children all across Scotland. The annual fundraising raffle is in aid of Scotland’s national children’s charity Children 1st and will close on 29th November at 2.30pm.
Scottish actor Rose Leslie has pledged her support to the Banchory Bangle – an annual fundraising raffle in aid of Children 1st. Rose said ‘now more than ever’ vulnerable children and families across the country need support.
In this exclusive video, Rose, who also stars in Death on the Nile, a film adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel, says: « I’m thrilled to be involved with this Children 1st fundraiser for the Banchory Bangle raffle. Every penny raised goes to Children 1st who do incredible work with children, families and communities across Scotland. Now more than ever they need our help. If you can, please buy some online raffle tickets and support children and families this year!«
For the first time in 43 years, Deeside’s annual Banchory Bangle fundraiser has gone online to ensure the charity can continue to keep children safe and families strong through the coronavirus pandemic.
The Banchory Bangle, which is designed by prominent Perthshire artist and engraver, Dr Malcolm Appleby MBE, and raffled annually by the Children 1st Deeside Committee has raised over £160,000 funds for the children’s charity since it began in 1977.
Nicky Bradford, from the Children 1st Deeside Committee hopes that with Rose’s support, they can raise more money for the children and families in Scotland who need it most. She said: “We are incredibly grateful to Rose for supporting the 43rd Banchory Bangle. This is an amazing opportunity to win an iconic piece of jewellery and support Scotland’s children and families. We are really excited to be holding this raffle online for the first time and can’t wait to see those sales coming in.”
Susan Bradley, Head of Public Fundraising, Children 1st said: “We are absolutely delighted with the support Rose Leslie is giving to Children 1st. The bangle is an incredible piece of artwork with has been lovingly crafted. The decision to make the bangle tickets available online is fantastic. Not only can people purchase tickets safely during this very difficult time, but anyone, no matter where they are, can purchase one.”
On June 1st, Rose took part in the fundraising event « An Evening for Mental Well-Being » by reading the poem « Shard » by Ella Duffy. The 2 hours live event also featured stand-up comedy and theatre performed by other artists from the UK. All donations went to the charity CALM.
On December 10th, Rose and husband Kit Harington attended MS Society’s « Carols by Candlelight » Event in London to support the charity and help raise awareness of MS Research. As part of the event taking place in St. Botolph-without-Bishopsgate Church, they both did a reading.
Below you can find pictures taken inside and outside the church. A couple of videos have also been posted on Twitter, you can check them by clicking here and here 🙂
As previously announced, Rose attended the SMS Battles Quiz for The MS Society two days ago. Kit couldn’t make it but she was joined by Emilia Clarke and Downton Abbey co-stars Sophie McShera, Rob James-Collier & Phyllis Logan ! She also posed with Poldark actor Luke Norris and looked lovely in a long organza-style shirt dress from Maje. The dinner auctioned by Kit & Rose has been won by football player Aaron Ramsey for £8000 and at least £355,000 have been raised during the night to help MS research !
Rose will attend a charity event organized by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain with husband Kit Harington at The Royal Horticultural Halls in London on May 16th, 2019. The charity is raising money to help develop a treatment for Multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic, neurodegenerative condition which has currently no cure. More information can be found on the official website here where you can also make a donation.
« Join us and a host of celebrities including Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie for a gala quiz night and dinner at The Royal Horticultural Halls on 16 May. Hosted by much loved broadcaster Clare Balding OBE, dine with the stars and test your guests’ general knowledge at this very special evening in aid of MS research.
To book your place please contact Claire.Murphy@mssociety.org.uk »
MS Society is also currently hosting a silent auction with some really incredible prizes – including dinner for six people with Kit Harington and Rose Leslie ! All auction items are donated by supporters and all funds raised from the auction will go towards the MS Society’s vital research program, to find treatments for everyone living with MS. Kit and Rose are very kindly donating this prize – dinner with them at London member’s club Oswalds. The winner will be announced during the charity event. Click here for more information !
You might know that Rose will celebrate her 32nd birthday on February 9th and this year, I wanted to do something different and impactful. I have decided to launch a fundraising to help one of the charities she is supporting – it would be amazing to see fellow fans of her getting together to do something good in her honor. Since Rose is planning to attend an event organized by MS Society UK next May in London, this is the charity I’ve chosen for this fundraising. The goal is to raise as much money as possible which will be sent directly to the charity on February 9th thanks to a Just Giving page you can find below.
All donations are welcome and will mean a lot, even the smallest ones ! I’m also planning to send a card to Rose through the post to explain our project to her – if you have any birthday messages you’d like to send to her besides the donation, don’t hesitate to send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will include it in the package I’ll send to her agency.
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About the charity: MS Society is UK’s biggest multiple sclerosis (MS) charity which supports everyone living with MS and drives research into MS better treatments. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a lifelong condition which can affect the brain and/or spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms. More than 100,000 people in the UK and 2.3 million people worldwide have MS – its cause is still unknown and there is currently no cure. By donating to MS Society, we are also helping research to progress.