06 March 2013

Daniel Radcliffe attends Get Connected's annual charity auction & dinner

Daniel attended (& co-hosted like last year) Get Connected's annual charity auction yesterday, 5th March, held at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. Spelbound provided the entertainment and sports legends Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell were hosting the live auction. Below some photos from the arrivals around 7 pm. You can view more by Paul Baird (smilezoomclick.co.uk) on Flickr or Get Connected's Facebook album.Via Spelbound's Facebook.

Via Spelbound's Twitter (@BGTspelbound):

From Get Connected's website:
The evening raised a total of £182,500.   All proceeds will go directly towards providing the Get Connected helpline, ensuring that young people know that Get Connected is there for them, and expanding the team of Helpline Volunteers who provide young people with the help that they need, 365 days a year.
Daniel, 23, has been a long-standing supporter of Get Connected, which helps under-25s with absolutely any problem.

“It’s a great privilege to support Get Connected.  Their important helpline service makes sure that young people in the UK never have to face their problems alone.   Tonight I’ve been honored to meet some of their amazing Helpline Volunteers, who are dedicated to giving support for young people when things get tough”
Daniel, who is the charity’s ‘Best Friend’ also took time to meet Britain’s Got Talent winners Spelbound, who provided a spectacular display during the evening.  These talented gymnasts are all aged between 12 and 22, and represent the ages of many of the 1,500 young people who contact Get Connected every week.

“We are overwhelmed by the fantastic support Get Connected received at our fundraising auction,” commented Fiona Clark, Chief Executive of Get Connected. “I’m so grateful to Daniel for his support as well as Carphone Warehouse and all the sponsors who so generously donated and bought our auction lots. Last year, 70,000 young people contacted Get Connected; the funds raised at the auction will enable us to connect even more young people to the help they need in 2013.”

picture source: Empics Entertainment, Paul Baird, Barney Newman & Daniel Deme/W.E.N.N. via contactmusic.com