Lincoln Lewis Has Donated An Iconic 'Home And Away' Prop To Bushfire Relief Auction
Former 'Home and Away' heartthrob Lincoln Lewis has donated a very special piece of show memorabilia to help raise money for bushfire relief.
The actor has decided to part ways with the Beachside Diner sign from Summer Bay.
The sign features the autographs of former castmates including Chris Hemsworth, Ray Meagher, Ada Nicodemou and Jodi Gordon.
“When the fires happen[ed], I immediately thought how can I contribute and I know that this piece is a part of Home and Away history, this is a part of a show that has been around for so long,” Lewis said in a statement.
He explained on his Instagram that he managed to save the iconic diner sign before it got chucked out on set and convinced 'Home and Away' cast members to sign it before he left the show back in 2010.
"With some of the signatures there’s some in-jokes or names cos it was always just gonna be for my wall as a memento I could always look back on & remember how lucky I was to be part of that show," he explained.
"I couldn’t think of a better reason to part with it than for it to go to a new home while raising money for those affected by these devastating fires," he added.
The sign that's "super close" to Lewis' heart is going under the hammer on the Lloyd's Bushfire Relief Auction site with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to the NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES).
“I have a lot to do with a few different animal organisations so I would love to donate the proceeds of this item to WIRES. Everyone is feeling the impact and with the animals, there is so much displacement and I would love to do my bit for them,” Lewis said.
The highest bid is currently sitting at $2500 but there are still five days to go for fans to try and buy the piece of 'Home and Away' history.
The auction site is also hosting some pretty iconic items like an electric guitar signed by Bee Gees legend Barry Gibb, a framed pair of jeans that Eric Bana wore in 'Chopper' and Jeff "Thommo" Thompson's baggy green.