Dan Radcliffe Lends Support to Get Connected Charity


Sep 18, 2009

Posted by EdwardTLC

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 [email protected] 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).

51 Responses to Dan Radcliffe Lends Support to Get Connected Charity

Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: hey! first!Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: So cool!!! ILY!!! Avatar ImageThe Hufflepuff Giraffe says: Yay, Dan! I can't believe how amazing the Potter actors are with things like this. Cool cool.Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: Good for Dan! I'm sure his support with help teens with problems reach out when they need help. Avatar Imagemuggle118 says: good for dan its awesome that he coulb help out teens Avatar Imagealpaca-girl says: :o) Yeah!Avatar Imagemjkalldaway says: good for danAvatar ImagecrazyforSeverus says: I love Dan. These are great and valuable charities. Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: thats cool!Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: This is great. Getting out there and using the insane fame that being Harry Potter brings to help others.Avatar Imagehewy says: Awsome young man that seems to have his priorities stright. He talks the talk and walks the walk. Go Dan!Avatar Imagetune81 says: He is so sweet. What a wonderful way to use his celebrity status.Avatar ImageHBPFan says: 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..Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: YAY for Dan! :)Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I am so glad he is doing so many good things. Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Very nicely done...Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: dan is the man. B)Avatar ImageUnicorn_Turds says: his picture here reminds me of james bond. he should totally play in a spy film although harry potter is bomb! Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: I'm so glad that Dan gives his time and support to things like this. It shows that he really is a caring person and not just a narcissistic actor. It's awesome that he and the rest of the Harry Potter cast are so involved with helping others!!Avatar Imagegoldish_red says: Dan is kind of awesome.Avatar Imagesairah says: good for him~ It's nice to see celebrities using their fame for the greater good!Avatar Imagehepburn says: He's a very good actor but must of all a very good person. You go Dan! :)Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I'm glad he's done that.Avatar Imagensa says: DOING SOME GOOD IN THE WORLD. WELL DONE DAN.Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Wing stop spamming! Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: Well done Dan, once again. You are so very warm-hearted and kind. What would we do without you? :)Avatar Imageaxlgirl says: Dan gets more awesome every day. I LOVE him!Avatar ImageHmrc5 says: I'm so proud of Daniel are joining this purposes! I think he is really like Harry Potter, and I also think that he learn with his character... Thank you Daniel!Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: Nice =)Avatar Imagesimos says: Go Dan!Avatar ImageAsi says: Great job,well done, I am proud of Dan, he shows that he deserves all that Harry Potter money and famousy!Avatar Imagecghambright says: He's so awesome! Dan and Emma just keep giving and giving! All the HP actors do... I love them!!Avatar ImageNicci Weasley says: Sounds like a great project!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It is fantastic that he is supporting causes such as these and will help provide the resources young people need in order to overcome the challenges and issues they face in life.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: good job dan!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: i've said this many times and i'll say it again: I love it how all the HP actors and actresses do all this charity stuff :)Avatar ImageDunedainsith says: Am I the only one noticing the band aide i his forehead? Avatar ImagetheREALGinnyWeasley says: <3 himAvatar Imagespiritbound says: Always loved dan for his want to help others with his celeb status. Most celebrities do it to look good but he seems to genuinly care (as does emma watson). Makes me very proud to be a harry potter fan. :DAvatar ImageBlatcher914 says: Way to go Dan! Avatar ImageRhiannon7 says: Our Dan is a wonderfully caring and generous young man. He is an excellent role model for young people. Avatar Imageizziewitch says: ditto to what Hewy said. Dan is really awesome.Avatar Imagenipintheair says: I think that's great!!Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: Thanks Dan.Avatar Imagegemini_black says: Thats great! He's a pretty nice guy!Avatar ImageTheGriff says: its great to see the actors using their fame to help people and change the world. Some really great charities.Avatar Imagemolly43 says: I'm glad to hear that Dan Radcliffe is taking the time to help others, he is a really nice person. By his becoming a friend to the organization, it helps to make it more public. This helps more people get help. Avatar Imagemolly43 says: I'm glad to hear that Dan Radcliffe is taking the time to help others, he is a really nice person. By his becoming a friend to the organization, it helps to make it more public. This helps more people get help. Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: He's doing so many good things!Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: What a great idea for a charity! And also a great way for him to use his celebrity status! :D

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