A Juventus shirt signed by Cristiano Ronaldo will be auctioned this week in his native Portugal for a good cause: to help an emergency fund that assists those left behind by the coronavirus pandemic.
The shirt is already available for bidding on the digital platform eSolidar, where it will remain until July 6, when the auction will end and the garment will be awarded, for which 400 euros are already being offered.
The amount raised will go to Fundo Emergência Abem, developed by Asociación Dignitude, which explains that it focuses on “giving access to medicines, products and health services to people who have become economically more vulnerable as a result of the pandemic.”
The initiative, the press release continues, has the collaboration of town halls and Caritas, among others, and has seen requests for help double in the last month.
Donating a signed kit is not the only initiative of the Portuguese star to help during the pandemic in his country.
Last March, he and his agent, Jorge Mendes, donated equipment that enabled the Lisbon University Hospital to create two new intensive care units with ten beds each.
The units, which were named after him, will be used to reinforce intensive care teams after the pandemic is over, according to the Portuguese press.