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.
Thank you for reading and donating if you are able to ! To make a donation, just click on the “Donate Now” button. You can make a donation anonymously.
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.
As the BBC Children in Need Appeal night approaches (Friday 17th November 2017), Rose is amongst the latest stars encouraging people to ‘get their ears on’ and support the 2017 Appeal. Other stars backing the campaign this year include Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield, among others.
They have come together to encourage the Great British public to join them and help make a lasting, positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK by purchasing a pair of Pudsey ears and getting their ears on for BBC Children in Need.
The Super Furry Pudsey ears can be purchased BBC Children in Need’s website here or from one of the charity’s high street partners. They’re priced at £4 with at least 46% from the sale of the Pudsey ears going to benefit the charity. (source)
You can now find in the gallery an adorable picture of Rose wearing these furry ears to support the ‘Get Your Ears On’ campaign and below a promotional video :
In last August, Rose showed her support to Anthony Nolan, the UK’s blood cancer charity and bone marrow register, by taking part to the #IGiveASpit campaign which urged people to add their names to stem cell donor register. She talked about the campaign here, and you can find some pictures taken to promote it in the gallery here. She said :
‘So far I’ve never had that call to say I’m a match for someone, but if I did, I’d consider it to be the greatest privilege of my life. One of my closest childhood friends, Millie, was diagnosed with leukaemia when she was 19. At the time, Millie campaigned to get more people onto the Anthony Nolan register and I remember feeling so humbled by her bravery and selflessness. She had a stem cell transplant using the best possible match on the register at the time, but it wasn’t the ‘perfect’ match and she sadly relapsed and died a few months later. If there were more young people on the Anthony Nolan register ten years ago, my friend might have found a closer match and might still be here today. So, even if just one person signs up because of the #IGiveASpit campaign, they could be the difference between life and death for someone like Millie.’