Jonny Bairstow is auctioning a Test shirt signed by the England squad to raisemoney for Rob Burrow’s battle with motor neurone disease.

Bairstow is a personal friend of Burrow, who revealed his diagnosis this week, with the pair getting to know each other while Yorkshire and Leeds Rhinos shared facilities at Headingley.

A crowdfunding campaign has been set up to assist 37-year-old Burrow in his treatment, as well as providing support for his family.

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I鈥檓 supporting Rob Burrow and his fight against MND. I have donated my @englandcricket Test shirt signed by the squad. Bid for it now and let鈥檚 make a difference to Rob & his family. @leedsrhinos #RobBurrow 鉂ゐ煢?鈥?See my story to bid.

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Bairstow has done his bit to help despite being on tour in South Africa, arranging for his team-mates to sign the shirt and opened the memento for offers in an Instagram video.

“I just wanted to put a few words together after hearing the news about Rob. It’s desperately disappointing and upsetting for me to have heard the news,” he said.