Thanks to Tom_22_Felton on YouTube for the video!
A few years ago Feltbeats.com worked with fans on one of the biggest birthday projects so far for Tom Felton – Random Acts of Felton! We received thousands of birthday wishes and hundreds of “Random Acts” geared toward spreading the true Felton spirit. Tom loved it! We decided it was so successful and well-received that we were going to do it again!
That’s right, folks! Random Acts of Felton is back!
We believe Tom is someone who always brings light and cheer into the hearts of his fans and those around him. He is giving and kind to everyone he meets – and we feel like spreading that spirit as far as possible!
So, we’re asking fans to commit a Random Act in the Tom Felton spirit, and tell us all about it on our new Tumblr! Then, we will present the website to Tom for his birthday.
What is a Random Act of Felton?
Here are some amazing ideas for Random Acts that fans did last time we ran this project:
– A young girl raised over $200 dollars in Tom’s name, and donated it to charity (You rock Allison!).
– A fan helped out at a senior center.
– Fans spent time with kids with cancer, brightening up their day.
– Fans baked cakes and food for others, helping to cheer them up.
– On fan distributed Tom Felton / Feltbeats fliers at the mall.
….. And sooooo much more!
To post your own Random Act of Felton, go to http://randomactsoffelton.tumblr.com/ and click on the menu in the top left. There will be an option to “Submit Your Random Act of Felton.” Click on that and submit your form! Easy!
If you just want to submit a birthday wish, photo or another item, feel free! All good things are welcome!
Check out the home page of our 2011 Random Acts of Felton!
Today, END 7 reveals a new YouTube video showing reactions of celebrities, including Tom, to graphic images of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and encourage their fans to be part of the solution. Watch it now, but be warned, it is shocking.
Here is a second video for the UK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVSZZpfkmJc
As part of the press release accompanying the video, END 7 included a special quote from Tom Felton:
“I have really been impressed with the support for END7 among my fans,” said Tom Felton. “END7 is unique because so little goes such a long way. Through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, young people can donate and share the campaign with their friends. A simple social media post can make a big impact.”
– Tom Felton
Like END7 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EndSeven
Follow END7 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/END_7
Here is more information from the press release:
ASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In a hard-hitting new video released today, celebrities from around the world called for support in the global effort to control and eliminate seven diseases that plague more than 1 billion people around the world, including 500 million children. In the video, international actors and musicians witness the devastation neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) cause and encourage their fans to be part of the solution. The video is part of the END7 campaign, the first global public awareness initiative dedicated to controlling and eliminating the seven most prevalent NTDs by 2020.
Emily Blunt (“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” “Devil Wears Prada”); Eddie Redmayne (“Les Miserables,” “My Week with Marilyn”); Tom Felton (“Harry Potter” series); Yvonne Chaka Chaka (South African pop star); Tom Hollander (“Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Pride and Prejudice”); and Priyanka Chopra (leading Bollywood actress and international recording artist) are featured in the video. These celebrities join a growing cast of supporters including Katy Perry, Ewan McGregor, Alyssa Milano, Norah Jones, Rosanna Cash, Paula Abdul and Stella McCartney to help raise public awareness about NTDs.
“Until recently, I didn’t even know these diseases existed,” said actress Emily Blunt. “The serious disabilities and suffering they inflict on the world’s poorest people is heart-wrenching. But I was inspired to join the END7 campaign because, for once, the solution is simple and available now. And the cost for treatment is so low that almost anyone can make a big difference by giving just a few cents.”
END7 relies heavily on individuals spreading the word and getting involved through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. It aims to raise the public awareness and funding required to cover the cost of distributing medicine and setting up treatment programs for NTDs. END7 is encouraging supporters to sign a pledge to inspire global policy leaders and philanthropists to take action and help end these diseases by 2020.
It costs approximately 50 cents to treat one person against the seven most common NTDs for an entire year. Pharmaceutical companies have donated billions of pills to treat these diseases, and many programs use existing infrastructure, such as schools and community centers, as distribution points, making NTD treatment one of most cost-effective public health initiatives available today.
The seven most common NTDs-hookworm, ascariasis (roundworm), trichuriasis (whipworm), schistosomiasis (snail fever), lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis), onchocerciasis (river blindness) and trachoma-infect more than one in six people worldwide, including more than 500 million children. They cause blindness, massive swelling in appendages and limbs, severe malnutrition and anemia. NTDs prevent children from growing and learning. They reduce adults’ economic productivity and ability to care for their families, keeping communities trapped in a cycle of poverty and disease.
“In India alone, nearly 700 million people are at risk for elephantiasis and more than 200 million children are at risk for worm infections,” said Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra. “Through the END7 campaign, we can offer a solution that will change the lives of millions of people living in poverty in Asia and around the world. I am proud to be a part of the global effort to end these diseases.”
The END7 campaign was launched in 2012 by the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute. Wunderman UK leads the creative direction for the campaign, which includes this latest video along with the campaign’s website, Facebook hub and the previously released “Mission in a Minute” video.
“We are building a movement that allows nearly everyone to play a part in making these diseases history,” said Dr. Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases. “Since last January’s London Declaration, we have seen a significant increase in support for NTD control and elimination among global leaders. What we need now is for the general public to get involved in our cause.”
To watch the video, entitled END7: How to Shock a Celebrity, and learn more about the END7 campaign, visit www.end7.org.
Tom Felton has asked us to support his friend and co-star Elizabeth Olsen in the EE Rising Star Award for best breakout actor of 2012.
Tom and Lizzie (as he calls her) became good friends on the set of ‘Therese Raquin’ (even though it sounds like her character is not, shall we say, very nice to him!) and he says she is a “very talented actor who deserves the award.”
He also told Feltbeats.com, “She is wonderful and deserves it. I really want her to win!”
So let’s help out Tom’s friend and give her a vote! Simply go to the EE BAFTAS site and click “VOTE” below Elizabeth Olsen. You’ll have to put in your name and an email address as well.
Voting ends February 8th, 2013!
In case you’re wondering, yes, Elizabeth Olsen is the younger sister of actresses Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
We thank you Felton Fans!