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Paul Mescal raises over £62k for charity after raffling personal chain

Paul Mescal

Story by Jack Foley

ACTOR Paul Mescal, of Normal People fame, has raised £62,000 for charity by raffling off one of his personal chains.

His character in the hit BBC series, Connell Waldron, gained notoriety for the silver chain he always wore, prompting a social media channel dedicated to it.

As a result, Mescal decided to raffle one of his own chains to raise money for the Ireland-based suicide and self-harm crisis centre Pieta.

Announcing the winner via his Twitter page, Mescal Tweeted: “Congratulations Éadaoin!!! Thank you so much to everyone who participated ….70340 euro is a huge amount of money and will go a long way in supporting Pieta’s vital services x.”

Mental health issues formed an integral part of the screenplay for Normal People, with Mescal’s own character having to battle depression following the death of one of his friends by suicide.

He also grappled with feelings of isolation and self-esteem throughout the series and was seen, at one point, going to receive counselling.

Pieta, the beneficiaries of the auction, Tweeted their own message of support for Mescal’s auction, stating: “Thank you to everyone who entered and for all the generous donations of @mescal_paul’s chain. We have been blown away by the global support”.

Normal People, based on Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel of the same name, became a soaraway TV sensations, helping to land BBC Three its best-ever week on iPlayer upon release with over 16 million requests for the 12-episode drama.

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