Warne’s Baggy Green generates over ₹ 5 crore for bushfire relief

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Shane Warne’s Baggy Green has created an auction record for memorabilia with an Australian $ 1,007,500 (₹5.03 crore) winning bid for relief to the victims of raging bushfires in Australia.

The Australian bushfire has been a major concern for the past several months Down Under with the loss of over $ 4 billion to economy of the country. More than one million animals had died in fire and 30 people have lost their lives. The fire has destroyed 1,400 houses.

Warne had last week announced to auction his Australian national team cap to offer the proceeds from the sale to the bushfire relief work.  Warne’s iconic cap has got the winning bid of A$1,007,500. All the money will directly go to the Red Cross bushfire to help the people who are in need.

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This morning Warne has posted a picture on Instagram with the following message, “Thankyou so much to everyone that placed a bid & a huge Thankyou/congrats to the successful bidder – you have blown me away with your generosity and this was way way beyond my expectations! The money will go directly to the Red Cross bushfire appeal to help people who are in desperate need. Once again Thankyou for all the incredible support, sending love back to all of you ️️️️️️️️”

After the leggie made the announcement that he would be auctioning off his iconic cap to help those who have been affected by devastating bushfires in Australia, the bidding war went through the roof and bids reached $275,000 in just two hours. Warnie’s memorabilia broke the previous record held by the winning bid of the cap of Sir Don Bradman which was auctioned off for $425,000 in 2003.

Meanwhile, different sports personalities have got involved. A number of sportstars have generously denoted and raised money for the bushfire victims.

The latest addition to the list was six-time Formula 1 World Champion, the Briton Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton posted on Twitter: “It breaks my heart to see the devastation the Australian bushfires are causing to people and animals across the country. “I’m pledging $500,000 to support the animals, wildlife volunteers, and rural fire services. If you are able to, and you haven’t already then you can donate too.”

Warne to auction Baggy Green for bushfire charity

Hamilton added on Instagram: “I’m lucky enough to visit Australia often and I know first-hand how beautiful the country is. Keep fighting Australia. I’ve spent some time speaking to people in Australia who are working at the heart of this and I’m filled with admiration for everything they are doing.”

 

 

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It saddens me deeply to know that over 1 billion animals in Australia died a painful death, no way out, not their fault. My love of animals is no secret and I can’t help but grieve for the defenceless animals thought to have died so far, pushing certain species closer to extinction. I’m lucky enough to visit Australia often and I know first-hand how beautiful the country is. Keep fighting Australia. I’ve spent some time speaking to people in Australia who are working at the heart of this and I’m filled with admiration for everything they are doing. I implore you to join me in thinking about the impact we are having on our planet. Let’s work together to make small changes, and encourage our family and friends to do the same, so we can help shift the direction we’re going in. I’m donating $500K to support @wireswildliferescue @wwf_australia and the Rural Fire Services. If you are able and haven’t already, you can donate too. Every little helps. Animals: @wireswildliferescue @wwf_australia Rural Fire Services: @nswrfs @cfavic @rfbaq @dfes_wa @cfsfoundation #TasmanianFireService #PrayingForAustralia

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Daniel Ricciardo, Australia’s sole F1 driver, has also contributed to the relief efforts and urged people to donate what they can to charity. The Renault driver also plans to auction a signed race suit he will wear in F1’s season-opening Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 15.

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