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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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.