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Game of Thrones star shows support for Gravesend youth talent show with this letter

PUBLISHED: 15:44 12 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:44 12 October 2017

Gifted Young Gravesham returns on October 21

Gifted Young Gravesham returns on October 21

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The young actor was invited to the Gifted Young Gravesham event

The letter, on Direwolf-headed paper, sent from Isaac Hempstead Wright The letter, on Direwolf-headed paper, sent from Isaac Hempstead Wright

A star of hit-fantasy TV series Game of Thrones has given his support for a youth talent event set for Gravesend later this month.

Organisers behind Gifted Young Gravesham got in touch with Isaac Hempstead Wright, who has played Bran Stark in the series since it started back in 2010.

The 18-year-old former Faversham schoolboy was invited to the talent event at the Woodville Theatre, which hopes to raise mental health awareness for young people.

It is hoped the performance, which will feature song, dance, comedy and music, will raise around £5,000, paying for a counsellor to provide free support for youngsters in the borough.

But when the Direwolf headed note-paper arrived, volunteers discovered the University of Birmingham student would not be able to make it to the performance on Saturday, October 21.

The actor wrote beneath a printed letter: “Unfortunately I am away on the 21st, but I wish you all the best for the event.”

Jackie Couper, a senior youth worker who leads the event said, “We’re over the moon that Issac took the time to read the letter the committee sent and personally write a letter back. The young people spend almost a year preparing for the event and give up their spare time to rehearse, learn new tech skills and organise the evening.

“This is the ninth year that GYG has taken place and every year the need to highlight mental health support for young people grows even bigger. We have seen a big rise in the number of young people and parents asking us for help – which we are always happy to provide.”

Tickets for the Gifted Young Gravesham event are available by Woodville Theatre’s website.

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