Last week, James Stewart was on a charity mission.
The 45-year-old star of Home and Away showed some very important VIP guests around the set of the serial.
Some participants from William Booth House, The Salvation Army’s Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation centre, were given an exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunity to experience the thrill of visiting Summer Bay.
They also had the opportunity to meet some of the show’s stars and share some of their own experiences.
Because all of the participants were enormous fans of the show, it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them.
Hearing the stories and experiences of the clients was especially devastating for James’ character in the programme, Justin Morgan, who suffers from heroin addiction.
Clients also had the opportunity to meet and photograph some of the other celebrities, like Courtney Miller and Kawakawa Fox-Reo.
To top it off, they ran into Ray Meagher, a long-time supporter of The Salvos, as they were leaving.
The iconic actor who portrays Alf Stewart politely spoke with the attendees and took photographs with them.
The visit was timed to coincide with The Salvation Army’s current Red Shield Appeal.
The Red Shield Appeal raised enough money to fund over 2000 important Salvos centres and programmes around the country, including William Booth House.
The Salvos are seeking to raise $32 million by June 30, and anyone who is able to help can do so by visiting salvationarmy.org.au and donating to the Red Shield Appeal.
Since 1988, Home And Away has been one of Australia’s most popular and longest-running television programmes.