Kind-hearted True Blood star Kristin Bauer Van Straten is auctioning a signed script from the hit show to help a recently widowed co-star send her kids to college.

Adina Porter, who plays Lettie Mae Thornton on the drama, recently lost her husband, and in a bid to help her friend in her hour of need, Bauer van Straten has recruited the rest of the cast to sign an original script to raise cash via an online auction.

The script is autographed by Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Kwanten, Joe Manganiello, Stephen Moyer and Bauer van Straten herself, and is up for sale on

The starting bid for the lot is $500 (£322) and the auction runs until 23 June (13), with proceeds going towards a college fund for Porter's kids.