Former World No. 1 Andy Murray will donate all the prize money he earns in the remainder of the 2022 season to a UNICEF campaign for children affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Murray made the announcement via his social media accounts on Tuesday, emphasising the impact of the conflict on young people in Ukraine.
“Over 7.5m children are at risk with the escalating conflict in Ukraine,” wrote Murray. “So I’m working with UNICEF UK to help provide urgent medical supplies and early childhood development kits.
“It’s vital education continues, so UNICEF is working to enable access to learning for displaced children, as well as supporting the rehabilitation of damaged schools, together with replacement equipment and furniture.”
I’m going to be donating my earnings from my prize money for the rest of the year, but anyone in the UK can support UNICEF’s humanitarian response by donating to our appeal by following this link – https://t.co/Z2mNGQ3xh8
Children in Ukraine need peace – now. 🇺🇦 🙏
Murray’s donation fund will start with his prize money from this week’s BNP Paribas Open, the ATP Masters 1000 series event taking place in Indian Wells, California. The three-time Grand Slam champion, who reached the final in Indian Wells in 2009, was awarded a wild card and will therefore raise a minimum of US$18,200 from his first-round appearance.
Murray’s pledge comes after the ATP, WTA, ITF, and the four Grand Slams — the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open — announced their own joint initiative, Tennis Plays For Peace, to support the humanitarian relief efforts for the war.
Click here to make a donation to Global Giving in support of the humanitarian relief efforts.
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