The Coronavirus outbreak is bringing players and celebrities together to save their respective nations. Several players are making monetary donations while others are taking a different approach. For example, Jos Buttler decided to auction off his jersey. He was wearing this during the 2019 World Cup finals. He did this to raise money for the battle against Coronavirus.
The England Cricket team batsman took to Twitter to express his gesture. He says that all of the proceeds from the auction will go to the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital’s Charity.
Here is the tweet by Jos Buttler
I’m going to be auctioning my World Cup Final shirt to raise funds for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals charity. Last week they launched an emergency appeal to provide life saving equipment to help those affected during the Covid-19 outbreak. Link to auction in my bio. pic.twitter.com/ODN9JY4pk1
— Jos Buttler (@josbuttler) March 31, 2020
This decision taken by Jos Buttler stems from the initiative of the hospital itself. The charity initiative is an appeal to the public for donations. These can be in the form of equipment’s, supplies, and financial support.
“Last week, the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals’ charity launched an emergency appeal to provide lifesaving equipment for those two hospitals, specialising in lung and heart conditions in preparation for the COVID-19 outbreak.“
On top of that, this jersey is not only signed by Jos Buttler but also by the other players of the squad as well. One of the celebrities who put money on this auction is Piers Morgan. However, his bid of 10,000 pounds was soon crossed by another bid of 12,000 pounds.
“To help with their fundraising effort I’m going to be donating this shirt, which is the shirt I wore in the World Cup final last year, signed by all the players who were members of the squad.”
The virus outbreak will only stop spreading if everyone stays indoors
The virus outbreak is going to become a major issue for the schedules in 2020. In fact, all events such as IPL 2020, India Vs Australia Series, and the T20 World Cup is facing the consequences. Fortunately, every player is asking their audience to stay indoors and battle the virus instead of letting it spread further.