ESSENDON defender Michael Hurley has put dipped into his own pockets, offering to cover the membership of a Bombers' fan.

Diehard supporter Jayden Carter contacted the Bombers last week to advise that the financial crunch of the coronavirus crisis meant she was going to have to withdraw her membership.

The mother-of-two emailed the club to explain her situation, where her husband's wage had been cut and her own homewares business had lost clientele.

She received a response on Sunday, alerting her to the goodwill from Hurley who was offering to cover the different of close to $500 for the remainder of the year.

Hurley had previously contacted the club saying he was willing to help a member impacted by COVID-19.

The 29-year-old is also prominent contributor to the MAD Foundation away from the Bombers, a charity that assists disabled and disadvantaged children.

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan last week said fans were able to receive a refund on memberships if they had suffered hardship as a result of the crisis.

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