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Miller auctions helmet for bushfire crisis

The 24-year old raised $18,000 for his helmet to raise funds to fight the bushfires currently ravaging his homeland

Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) has become the latest sporting star to raise funds for the New South Wales Rural Fire service, which is currently engaged in fighting the bushfires ravaging large parts of Australia.

The one-time MotoGP™ race winner auctioned one of his helmets worn during the 2018 season, and will donate the proceeds to aid the fighting of bushfires which have claimed as many as 24 lives and devastated 6.3 million hectares of land.

Having received 22 bids, the helmet eventually sold for $18,000 (Australian) after bidding ended at 5:00pm Australian East time. Miller has promised to sign the helmet and ship it out to the recipient.

The 24-year old joined other local sporting stars in raising money for the cause after cricketing legend Shane Warne and current Formula1 driver Daniel Ricciardo also made sizeable donations.

Miller is a Queensland native, an area that has seen dangerous bushfires affect its southern area.