Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has joined in a campaign to save a young schoolgirl in Wales in need of a bone marrow transplant by wearing a pair of pants on his head.
The Los Blancos forward, who scored the winning goal in the Copa del Rey final and the crucial second goal in the Champions League final, took time out of his summer holiday to add his support to the campaign to save Hollie Clark.
The eight-year-old was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow syndrome in April and needs regular blood transfusions until a suitable donor is found. He family launched the @HelpHollie #pantsonyourhead campaign to encourage people between the ages of 16 and 30 to sign up as a donor with the Anthony Nolan Trust.
The idea upload pictures of people with pants on their heads came after Hollie’s uncle did that to make his niece laugh. Since starting the campaign, it has been a huge hit on social media, with other Welsh sports stars such as Sam Warburton and Jonathan Davies getting involved.
And Bale became the biggest name yet to throw his weight behind the campaign, tweeting a picture of himself with a pair of white pants on his head with the email [email protected] written across the front.
His message read: “Hollie is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Please RT! #pantsonyourhead @HelpHollie”