Awww....nice to see the soft side of
Rob James-Collier, who plays Thomas in the ITV period drama, took time out of filming the third series to visit Gretton Primary School’s auction of promises.
The event on Saturday at Gretton Village Hall, which was organised by the school’s Parent School Association (PSA), raised £4,900 after the star took to the stage to help with the auctioning.
Faye Brown, whose husband Daniel works supplying facilities to the television industry with Mr James-Collier and has a daughter Gabriella who attends the school, said: “My husband has been working with Rob on the third series and had worked with him on the first two and built up a bit of a friendship with Rob. Rob and Dan were talking about Dan trying to get some of the photographs to auction them and he said ‘I can come up and auction them for you’.
Mr James-Collier, who has also appeared in Coronation Street, took to the stage with auctioneer and opera singer Martin McEvoy to offer a lucky bidder a personal tour of Highclere Castle where some of the scenes are filmed.
Maria Thompson, mum to Jack, three, who also lives in the village attended the event. She said: “I was really bowled over by how much kindness he showed everybody. He posed for pictures with lots of giddy mums and was just fantastic.”
Such a great story! How nice of Rob to help out.