New Zealand pace spearhead Tim Southee is auctioning a shirt he wore during the inaugural World Test Championship final to raise funds for the treatment of an eight-year-old diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
The shirt is signed by the entire Black Caps squad.
Southee, who played a crucial role in New Zealand’s eight-victory over India in the marquee clash last week, has placed the memorabilia to raise funds for eight-year-old Hollie Beattie, who was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer called neuroblastoma back in 2018.
The 32-year-old said he learnt about Beattie’s condition a couple of years ago and has been trying to help her ever since.
“Hey guys, I am auctioning off one of my shirts from the @icc World Test Championship Final to support @hopeforhollie. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Beattie family,” Southee wrote on his Instagram.
“My family first learnt about Hollie’s story a couple of years ago through the cricket community and I have always been struck by the Beattie family’s perseverance, strength and positive attitude.
“Since hearing that Hollie required more treatment I have been trying to find a way to support in some small way,” he added.
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