Last year, on his birthday – Friday, August 22 – Richard Crispin Armitage (aka @RCArmitage) made his Twitter debut, and the photo above was his first tweet.
What a whirlwind of a year it’s been! And now it’s birthday time again!
RA’s birthday is coming up this Saturday, August 22.
Unlike last year when he was in The Crucible at the Old Vic, this year we won’t know where he’ll be on his birthday. So for this time around – like many times before – some will probably send special gifts or greetings to the offices of his representatives; some will also send birthday greetings on Twitter; and some – including many from both categories above – will also choose to wish RA a happy birthday by supporting one of his chosen charities. RA has made it clear that he appreciates his “well-wishers”/followers/admirers/fans/Army supporting his causes.
RA supports a number of organizations doing remarkable, much-needed good work. For his list, go to JustGiving, and – because it hadn’t been added to RA’s JustGiving page at this writing – you can also give directly to his latest cause, CyberSmile, through its JustGiving page. (All individual groups’ JustGiving links are also below.)
Give as generously as you can afford. We know these causes mean much to RA, and – who knows? – he might even prefer that we spend our money there, rather than on snazzy fluorescent socks or tubs chocolate ice cream.
Though he does look good with – and in – a sports car….
…we can’t afford to give him a sports car. But we can afford a little help for his friends…
Please, everyone, let’s do what we can to celebrate RA’s birthday in a way that will
make a difference to thousands of people who need a hand.
The organizations RA supports do incredible work with few resources.
Go to JustGiving for his list – Shelter, YoungMinds,
Childline, Anthony Nolan, Barbado’s,
CyberSmile and The Salvation Army – and give as generously as you can afford.
If you already know which cause you want to support, here are direct links to all:
Oh, and Happy Birthday, RA!
We hope you spend it with those you love most and make you laugh loudest,
and that your celebration lasts alllll yeeeeear loooooong!