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Cristiano Ronaldo auctions signed shirt to raise money for La Palma volcano victims

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo has been brilliant for Manchester United this season
Cristiano Ronaldo has been brilliant for Manchester United this season / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo is known to contribute to a number of charitable causes during his career and the striker was at it again as he donated a signed Portugal shirt to help raise money for victims of a volcanic eruption which ravaged the Spanish island of La Palma.

The 36-year-old will auction off the No.7 jersey and provide funds to aid the 7,000 people who have been forced to leave their homes in the aftermath. 2,910 buildings were destroyed following Mount Cumbre Vieja's eruption, which began in September and has continued throughout December.

Along with signing the shirt, Ronaldo also left an heart touching message for all those people affected by the natural disaster.

"Not even the force of a volcano will be able to defeat La Palma. All my support for the beautiful island," the superstar wrote.

Ronaldo's gesture, like the charity Santa run in Madrid which took place on Sunday, will offer some aid to victims, as football fans will be able to bid for the 36-year-old's shirt on Christmas Eve until January 3.

This act of kindness by the superstar is not one off considering that he donated around 900,000 to three hospitals in Portugal at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, while he is also the ambassador for Save the Children, UNICEF and World Vision.