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Paul Mescal is raffling one of his own chains for Pieta House

By James Fenton

May 25, 2020 at 4:53pm

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Connell's chain might be the biggest star to come out of Normal People, with all due respect to Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones.

While Connell (Mescal) and Marianne (Edgar-Jones) are keeping viewers gripped during Normal People's 12-episode run, it's Connell's chain that's gotten its own emoji on Twitter as well as an Instagram page with over 161,000 followers at the last count.

While the most famous piece of jewelry in Ireland is set to go down in TV history, a similar one could soon be yours thanks to the kind-hearted Mescal. The actor has teamed up with Pieta House 'to raffle off a personal chain and raise much-needed funds.'

Speaking about the raffle, Pieta House said: 'The postponement of Pieta’s flagship fundraiser Darkness into Light due to Covid-19 left the charity with a very significant funding gap this year. Pieta relies on the public for 80% of its funding to ensure they can provide continuous availability of their national mental health service free of charge.'

Paul adds: '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. 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.'

If you'd like to be in with a chance of getting your hands on Paul's chain, you can enter via this link. The raffle will be open from today, May 25, until Monday June 8.

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