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Dan Radcliffe Lends Support to Get Connected Charity

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Posted by: Edward
September 18, 2009, 08:07 PM

Harry Potter actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) has given his support to yet another charitable endeavor, this time becoming the first "best friend" in a UK-based guidance hotline for young people: Get Connected.  The organization, which offers free, confidential support and information, provides those under 25 help in finding the "best option from the thousands of services available to them in the UK."  In a press release Mr. Radcliffe is quoted as saying:

"I am delighted to pledge my support for Get Connected, and mark its 10th anniversary by becoming its first 'best friend'.
"The free confidential helpline finding young people help for any problem is a vital and unique service.
"We live in a world that is so full of choice and information; it is often impossible to know where to turn or what to do.
"Get Connected is there for young people in need of help no matter what the issue, from eating disorders to abuse, homelessness to pregnancy.
"I see Get Connected as much more than just a gateway for information; it is a friend to thousands of young people across the UK.
"I also support The Trevor Project, which is America's leading national organisation focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth."
As readers will recall, the young actor has been a most vocal supporter as of late regarding guidance for LGBTQ youths- most recently supporting The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention telephone helpline for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) youth.
Youngsters can call Get Connected on 0808 808 4994, from 1pm to 11pm every day. The trained helpline volunteers give each young person the emotional support and information they need to choose a service that can help them. The young person can then be connected for free to their chosen source of support, without the phone call showing up on the phone bill.
The service is also available via email and webchat every day on help@getconnected.org.uk and www.getconnected.org.uk
The 24/7 Trevor Helpline can be contacted in the United States by calling 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386).

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51 Comments

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hey! first!

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So cool!!! ILY!!!

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Yay, Dan! I can’t believe how amazing the Potter actors are with things like this. Cool cool.

Posted by The Hufflepuff Giraffe on September 18, 2009, 08:23 PM report to moderator
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Good for Dan! I’m sure his support with help teens with problems reach out when they need help.

Posted by Garden State Geek on September 18, 2009, 08:48 PM report to moderator
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good for dan its awesome that he coulb help out teens

Posted by lilmisssnape on September 18, 2009, 09:07 PM report to moderator
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:o) Yeah!

Posted by johndeeregirl12 on September 18, 2009, 09:38 PM report to moderator
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good for dan

Posted by mjkalldaway (ROAR) on September 18, 2009, 09:42 PM report to moderator
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I love Dan. These are great and valuable charities.

Posted by crazyforSeverus on September 18, 2009, 10:03 PM report to moderator
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thats cool!

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on September 18, 2009, 10:05 PM report to moderator
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This is great. Getting out there and using the insane fame that being Harry Potter brings to help others.

Posted by Brosia, OoM 2 [WBM] on September 18, 2009, 10:11 PM report to moderator
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Awsome young man that seems to have his priorities stright. He talks the talk and walks the walk. Go Dan!

Posted by hewy on September 18, 2009, 10:11 PM report to moderator
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He is so sweet. What a wonderful way to use his celebrity status.

Posted by tune81 on September 18, 2009, 10:46 PM report to moderator
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That’s so very nice of him to get involved with these organisations.. And I hope many people continue to benefit from these helplines. It’s shocking sometimes to hear what someone may be going through, and it’s very important for them to have somewhere to turn to. I hope there will always be people that are interested in helping provide solutions for others, who will take the time to listen, and to show that there is still enough humanity in the world..

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on September 18, 2009, 11:24 PM report to moderator
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YAY for Dan! :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on September 18, 2009, 11:41 PM report to moderator
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I am so glad he is doing so many good things.

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on September 18, 2009, 11:44 PM report to moderator
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