'Normal People' Star Paul Mescal Is Raffling Off One Of His Iconic Chains
When Normal People arrived in our lives last month, one character in particular became the talking point of the show - and nope, we're not talking about Marianne or Connell.
We are of course talking about Connell's chain. After an influx of popularity (the chain even has its own Instagram account with 163K followers) Paul Mescal (who played Connell in the BBC adaptation) is now raffling off one of his iconic chains.
And you can bet we're buying a ticket!
The chain itself is white gold and from designer Roxanne First. All proceeds will go towards suicide prevention charity Pieta House - which helps those in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm.
"I am delighted to be able to help Pieta by raffling off one of my own chains," said 24-year-old Paul.
"Pieta is a cause very close to my heart, having experienced loss due to suicide in my local town while growing up.
"Suicide and depression are themes directly linked to Normal People especially around episodes nine and 10 which is why I want to help those in similar situations."
The raffle, named Chain for Pieta, will take place next month and tickets are available from now until 2pm on 8th June. They cost €10 (£9) - the cost of funding one phone call to the charity - and incredibly, over €13,300 (£11,900) has already been raised for Pieta House since the raffle began yesterday.
"We are absolutely blown away by the support for Pieta and generosity shown by the Irish public in recent weeks," said Pieta's fundraising and events coordinator, Brian McEvoy.
"Pieta is a charity that most Irish people feel connected to, as unfortunately in society today, we are all touched by suicide in some way. Normal People is a magnificent representation of the highs and lows of growing up in Ireland today.
"Thank you, Paul, for this extremely kind and thoughtful gesture and for speaking out about such a sensitive topic with respect, grace and delicacy."
The winner of one of Paul's iconic chains will be selected randomly at 3pm via a live stream on Pieta's Facebook page.
Get buying those tickets, guys! You can do so here.
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