Donate to BeatBullying in Honor of Rupert Grint's Birthday
August 13, 2010, 08:13 PM
RupertGrint.Net has asked us to spread the word on a fundraiser they're running for Rupert Grint's (Ron Weasley) birthday, which is on August 24th. Fans are being asked to donate to BeatBullying, a charity which "empowers young people to lead anti-bullying campaigns in their schools
and local communities, and builds the capacity of local communities to
sustain the work." This charity was specifically suggested by the Grint family.
If you donate to BeatBullying before August 18th you can send a photo and a short message to email@example.com, and your photo and message will be included in the scrapbook that will be given to Rupert Grint in person.
You can read more about the fundraising effort here on RupertGrint.Net.
I’m curious to why he would start a charity like. I can’t see him being bullied. He just to nice of guy, although i don’t know him I’ve heard, more so read, that he just really laid back and all around nice person. Nonetheless it’s a great cause coming from someone who has been the bully and the bullied. And it’s no fun mind you.
Anna Weasley- We don’t know exactly why the Grints chose that charity. I wonder it if has to do with the stigma around gingers in the UK? Or because he played Ron, a character that put up with his fair share of bullying? Either way, we know the charity does some amazing work for children in need!
Gaga – No worries about that! :) This is RGN’s second annual fundraiser. It’s a yearlong event- we announced it in January and have been promoting it at different times of the year since, our last promotion round happened on International Stand Up to Bullying Day in February!
Thank you Rupert for taking the time to tackle all bullying. This is really needed.
For those who don’t know: There are many different kinds of bullying. I suspect the one closes to Rupert is the “kick a ginger day” on sat 4-12-2010 a program called “E! investigates Bullying” told of how a school in a “well to do” neighborhood had "kick a ginger day in nov of 2009 in which children with red hair was hit. one child was surrounded by 6 kids, kicked and socked. Someone had started it on face book (who deleted the page saying it was a violation of their webpage). An episode on South park that was a satire on racism had a character that said that red headed children are soulless. It’s easy to blow bullying off when it’s not happening to you bc you aren’t experiencing the frequency of it. To me it’s important for teachers to take charge an start their semester off letting their students know that it will not be tolerated. At the first sign of bullying in the second grade class that I taught, I let them know that it would was not happening in my classroom. I could tell it didn’t go on anymore bc the child acted better and had new friends. When bullying is allowed by teachers then other children are afraid to be the bully’s friend. Remember HP- no one wanted to be his friend.
Sorry for the long comments – but as professor Quirrell said- thought you ought to know