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 :
Charity Campaigns > 2021 | #TeamStopMS Campaign [+05]
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.”