Shannons and the superstars of MotoGP are joining forces to help five-year old Sydney girl Freyja battle a very rare and, to date incurable, form of malignant cancer.
The MotoGP community heard of Freyja’s plight and has donated 102 rare and personal items to a campaign to send Freyja to Heidelberg in Germany, which is the focus of a worldwide trial to find a cure for the disease.
Items for auction include signed leathers, helmets, boots, gloves, knee-sliders and caps.
One of the most sought-after items in the auction is a handwritten ‘love letter’ from famed MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi to his YZR-M1 racing bike upon his exit from the Yamaha Team in 2010. It has an auction starting price of $5000 but could sell for double that or more. Also on offer are signed paintings of Rossi, Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo with starting bids of $250.
Shannons insurance has set up a dedicated website for the one-off, worldwide event, donating its resources and time for the Timed Online Auction that will run until 16 August. All funds raised will go to the A Cure for Freyja www.acureforfreyja.com
To view all Shannons Online Auction lots, head to www.shannons.com.au