Emilia Clarke, who suffered two life-threatening brain aneurysms while filming for the show, has launched SameYou to help young people around the world access the neurorehabilitation to aid their recovery.

And in its first few weeks of existence, SameYou surpassed its £100,000 fundraising target through donations from Game of Thrones fans around the world.

The actress, who was left close to death in 2011 after her aneurysms, is now channelling her efforts into supporting others who are forced to deal with the aftermath of such a condition.

Emilia, now 32, revealed her illness came to light following the first season of Game of Thrones, when she experienced stabbing, constricting pain in her head along with extreme fatigue.

An MRI scan, showed she had a subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), a type of stroke caused by bleeding into the space surrounding the brain. After surgery, she then had aphasia – an impairment of language – and couldn’t even recall her name.

This passed after a week, but she was told she had a second, smaller aneurysm, which doctors believed would lie dormant. However, after finishing Season 3 of Game of Thrones, a brain scan showed that the aneurysm had doubled in size. She underwent further surgery but the procedure was unsuccessful so she underwent a more intrusive surgery, through the skull.

Emilia says that she is now “one hundred per cent” and her recovery has exceeded her own hopes and expectations, but wants other people to access the same levels of treatment and care she received.