Charity Work

In August 2015, Rose gave her support to a new campaign by UK’s blood cancer charity and bone marrow register Anthony Nolan, #IGiveASpit Campaign. She explained why it was important for her to join the campaign which raised awareness of the Anthony Nolan stem cell donor register and encouraged more people to join by giving a spit sample :

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. 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. 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. 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.

She was among the celebrities posing in #IGiveASpit T-shirts to suppor the campaign :

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Other Projects > 2015 | #IGiveASpit Campaign

In December 2015, Anthony Nolan released a video of Rose urging people to add their name to stem cell donor register :

In October 2016, Rose called the « Who’s Calling Christian? » hotline on Absolute Radio which gives celebrities a chance to win £10,000 for the charity of their choice. She tried to win the money for Anthony Nolan ; you can listen to the interview here.

In February 2016, Antholy Nolan united with other charities to raise lifesaving awareness for World Cancer Day. Rose showed her support by wearing a Unity Band.

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Other Projects > 2016 | World Cancer Day

In November 2017, Rose took part in the ‘Get Your Ears On’ campaign to support the BBC’s Children In Need 2017 Appeal. She was amongst the many celebrities encouraging the Great British public to join them and help make a 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. A picture and a video have been released as part of the campaign :

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Other Projects > 2017 | BBC Children In Need’s ‘Get Your Ears On’ Campaign

In June 2018, Rose was featured alongside friends Ben Aldridge and Sophie McShera in a video released by the charity Send a Cow which helps African families out of poverty. With the help of some well-known faces including Rose’s, they wanted to speak up for the « Unheard Voices » of Burundi, ranked the unhappiest country in the world by the UN in 2018 and hungriest in the world by the 2017 Global Food Security Index. Despite this, few international charities operate there and the country receives little media attention. You can watch the video below and learn more by visiting the charity’s website here.

In May 2019, Rose attended the SMS Battles Quiz for The MS Society where she was joined by Emilia Clarke and Downton Abbey co-stars Sophie McShera, Rob James-Collier & Phyllis Logan. The MS Society is raising money to help develop a treatment for Multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic, neurodegenerative condition which has currently no cure. As part of the event, Rose and partner Kit Harington auctioned a dinner in their company in a private club in London which has been won by football player Aaron Ramsey. £355,000 were raised during the night to help MS research. Click here for more information about The MS Society UK !

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Public Appearances > 2019 > SMS Battles Quiz For The MS Society – Charity Gala

In December 2019, 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.

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Public Appearances > 2019 > MS Society’s Carols by Candlelight Event

In December 2020, Rose attended MS Society UK’s 2020 virtual Christmas concert. She did a reading like the previous year but this time recorded from her home. 

In July 2021, Rose was featured in MS Society’s UK new campaign video (recorded in November 2019) which sees stars ‘audition’ to join #TeamStopMS and help fund life-changing MS research by supporting the MS Society any way they can. More behind-the-scenes pictures and videos photos have also been released to promote the « Team Stop MS » campaign.

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Charity Campaigns > 2021 | #TeamStopMS Campaign [+09]

In December 2021, Rose did a reading at MS Society UK’s annual Christmas Carol for the third year in a row in London.

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2021 Appearances > Dec 7 | MS Society UK’s Christmas Carol Concert [+ 3]

In May 2022, Rose attended once again the SMS Battles Quiz for The MS Society where she was joined by Kit Harington and friend Sophie McShera.

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2022 Appearances > May 12 | SMS Battles Quiz For The MS Society – Charity Gala [+ 10]

In November 2020, Rose has backed a long-running Aberdeenshire charity raffle, the Banchory Bangle, to help support vulnerable children all across Scotland through the charity Children 1st.