The Australian Bushfire has shocked the whole world in which is the worst wildfires seen in decades. As per latet update .4 million hectares (21 million acres; 84,000 square kilometres; 32,000 square miles) were lost to flames, alongside 2,500 buildings (including over 1,900 houses). The catastrophe has taken 25 lives and what is of more grave loss of life as it is feared that an estimated billion animals were killed or will die due to starvation and loss of habitat caused by the flames.
Global citizens have been offering everything from thoughts and prayers to support and donations. Even celebrities such as Chris Hemsworth, Mark Wahlberg, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Chris Hemsworth and singer Kylie Minogue.
Even sports personalities like Lewis Hamilton, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Lynn and as well as the Australian Test bowling attack has come together with a number of initiatives to raise money for the firefighting and recovery effort.
Former Australian spin wizard Shane Warne auctioned of his Baggy Green to raise money going to help victims of bushfire raging in Australia. His Baggy Green was sold for a $1 million and also created a record fetching of $1,007,500, which is more than double the price paid during the auction of Sir Don Bradman’s cap, which was sold at $425,000 for charity in 2003.
The tough bidding war came down between two contenders – MC from Sydney and WC from Gordon. Post a back-and-forth battle between the two contenders, the bidding war intensified with the price shoot up from $700,000 to $860,000 in a matter of half an hour. The buyers plans to take the cap on a national tour to raise additional funds for the firefighting and recovery effort. Before it becomes a permanent exhibit at the Bradman Museum in Sydney.
Shane Warne who has played 145 tests and claimed 708 wickets. Took to social media and wrote, “Thank you so much to everyone that placed a bid and a huge thank you/congrats to the successful bidder – you have blown me away with your generosity and this was way beyond my expectations!” Warne posted on social media.
Australia’s bush fire crisis that commenced in September and continues which has taken 27 people and destroyed more than 2,100 homes.