Game of Thrones star Isaac Hempstead Wright, who is best known for playing Bran Stark, is helping his step-dad make vital face visors for frontline NHS staff who are trying to combat the coronavirus outbreak. The actor’s close relative has set up his own funding page and the money raised will go towards making PPE for those who are risking their lives to save the nation.
Tim Hill, Isaac Hempstead Wright’s step-dad
Isaac, who is currently studying neuroscience, has been supporting his step-dad, Tim Hill, who runs a screen-printing business that manufactures the essential equipment.
He told his Instagram followers how he is donating PPE to key health workers.
He wrote: “My step-dad’s printing company @speedscreen_ is currently producing and donating PPE for key health workers.
“They have reached their target on JustGiving but please keep an eye on the page as they may need more funds to cover materials as more are needed! Link is in bio.”
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Soon after the GoT star shared his message to his followers, fans continued to tell the actor how “amazing” he is and how he is the “protector of the realm”, in reference to his alter ego.
One wrote to the star: “Protector of the seven kingdoms,” while another said: “Protector of the realm!”
Another who was thrilled to see Isaac’s statement wrote: “Wow, thank you !!! It is scary to see hospitals struggling to protect their staff!
“You and your stepdad are amazing!”
One also told the 21-year-old: “That’s great Isaac!!!”
Tim revealed he wanted to use his firm’s technology to help with the ongoing crisis around the world.
Isaac’s step-dad also posted a picture to thank his step-son for all his help and support.
He wrote: “So today The King of Westeros Bran Stark aka Isaac Hempstead Wright from Game of Thrones came into the factory to help with assembly (and a donation) we were struggling with demand so are grateful for any help. Thanks Isaac.”
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He continued to tell his followers: “My staff were keen to volunteer to help those on the frontline and I’ve been amazed at the generous response to our fundraiser.
“We consulted with the health experts on what type of visors are needed and came up with prototype which was approved.”
Tim added: “We are now also thinking of supplying them to other key workers, like pharmacists and bus drivers.”
One of Isaac’s Game of Thrones co-stars Kristopfer Jivju, 41, who starred as Tormund Giantsbane throughout the series, previously revealed how he has now fully recovered after he tested positive for coronavirus.
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He posted a selfie of him and his wife Gry Molvær Hivju, 49, and wrote to his 3.7 million Instagram followers: “Hi! We are fully recovered and in good health after I was infected by the Cororonavirus, and most likely my wife @grymolvaerhivju.
“After several weeks in quarantine, and also a couple more indoors after being free of all symptoms, we are finally safe and sound.” (sic)
He then confirmed to his fans: “We were lucky to only have mild symptoms of the Covid 19. We send our love and thoughts to all of the people where the virus has hit much harder, and to everyone who has lost their loved ones due to the Coronavirus.”
The actor concluded his post to say: “Thank you for all of your support, and please remember to stay vigilant and keep your distance, wash your hands, and most of all ; take care of each other in this strange time. Lots of love from us #takecare @panoramaagency.”
For further information please visit Tim’s Just Giving page here.
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