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Shane Warne Is Auctioning Off His Test Baggy Green For Bushfire Appeal

Shane Warne Is Auctioning Off His Test Baggy Green For Bushfire Appeal

The King of Spin, Shane Warne, is doing his bit to help with the bushfire crisis that is sweeping across Australia.

Warnie has offered up the baggy green he wore during his test career to one lucky punter, with all the proceeds from the sale going to the appeal to Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.

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The former cricketer wrote on Instagram: "The horrific bushfires in Australia have left us all in disbelief. The impact these devastating fires are having on so many people is unthinkable and has touched us all.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"Lives have been lost, homes have been destroyed and over 500 million animals have died too.

"Everyone is in this together and we continue to find ways to contribute and help on a daily basis. This has lead me to auction of my beloved baggy green cap (350) that I wore throughout my test career (when I wasn't wearing my white floppy hat).

"I hope my baggy green can raise some significant funds to help all those people that are in desperate need."

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According to Channel 9, the current highest bid is a whopping $315,000. You can bid for it here.

Bids will be welcome until Friday night when the baggy green goes to the highest offer. The hat is no doubt a massive part of Australian sporting history so there will be loads of fans who would kill to get their mitts on it.

Warnie has admitted that giving up his 'beloved' baggy green hasn't been tough.

Credit: Channel 9
Credit: Channel 9

"I cherish it," he told Channel 9. "It means the world to me but to give it up wasn't easy but what it could do is help out as much as I can. That's why I'm putting it up. And the bids have blown me away.

"So I thought what can I do and I thought something I treasure, something that's important to me and hopefully could raise a significant amount of money to help the Red Cross bushfire appeal is my baggy green cap."

Shane Warne is one of loads of Aussie celebrities that have given up something they love or offered something for this bushfire crisis.

There have been tennis players like Ash Barty who have pledged big sums of money, comedians and singers who are putting on benefit gigs and big name actors putting forward loads of cash to different agencies.

This will all help the people who need it most in their darkest hour.

If you want to help those affected by the bushfires, click here.

Featured Image Credit: Shane Warne/Instagram

Topics: Celebrity, News, Bushfires, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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