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Normal People Star Paul Mescal Raffling Off One Of His Chains

Normal People Star Paul Mescal Raffling Off One Of His Chains

Normal People star Paul Mescal has announced he will be holding a charity raffle for one of his silver chains.

Mescal has revealed he will be giving fans a chance to win one of his very own personal chains while also raising cash for mental health charity Pieta.

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Posting on Instagram the actor wrote: "In light of ep 9 and 10 airing on BBC and RTÉ today and tomorrow, episodes that deal with mental health and suicide, I've decided to support @pieta.house.

The raffle has already raised more than £17,000. Credit: Pieta
The raffle has already raised more than £17,000. Credit: Pieta

"I've personally seen the amazing work this charity has done in terms of helping those in need.

"I will be raffling one of my chains by @roxannefirst and all proceeds will be going to pieta. Anything you can do to support will be greatly appreciated."

In a statement on the fundraiser's page, Mescal said: "I am delighted to be able to help out Pieta by raffling off my chain that has taken on a following of its own since Normal People hit television screens. Pieta is a cause very close to my heart, having experienced loss due to suicide in my local town while growing up.

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Paul's character Connell is famous for his silver chain in BBC's Normal People. Credit: BBC
Paul's character Connell is famous for his silver chain in BBC's Normal People. Credit: BBC

"Episode 10 of Normal People also touches upon depression and suicidal ideation, so it seemed like a very special partnership to want to help those in similar situations. I want to play my part in helping sustain these free services across Ireland."

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In under 24 hours, the fundraiser has pulled in more than £17,000 (€19,455).

If you fancy getting your hands on it, you can enter the raffle for as little as £8.96 (€10) which will get you 10 entries, all the way up to £44.50 (€50) which will get you 60 entries. You can also gain additional entries by sharing the fundraiser on social media.

The raffle will close on 8 June at 2pm, with the winner selected at 3pm via a live stream on Pieta's Facebook page. If you want to enter or find out more, you can do so here.

For reasons I can only assume are related to the fact we've not left our houses in months, the chain worn by Mescal's Normal People character Connell Waldron became a huge hit with viewers of the BBC show - it's even got its own Instagram account and a loyal army of more than 160,000 fans.

Mescal recently revealed to Variety that the chain he wore on the show actually went missing in action for a bit post-filming.

He told Variety via an Instagram Live: "I gave it to Daisy [Edgar Jones, his co-star] and I'm not going to blame her for losing it! I gave it to her as a wrap gift with photographs at the end of filming.

Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones in Normal People. Credit: BBC
Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones in Normal People. Credit: BBC

"We then came back to shoot the poster for the show and I had to wear it and it got lost in all the costumes and stuff."

Fortunately, he added, it did turn up 'eventually' and he 'thinks' Edgar Jones still has it. Put on eBay, mate - you'll make a fortune.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]