Andy Murray

Unicef UK Ambassador

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Andy Murray is the world’s number one tennis player and was appointed a Unicef UK Ambassador in 2016.

Andy started supporting Unicef in 2014 when we partnered with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

In September 2015, spurred on by the child migrant and refugee crisis, Andy decided that for every ace he served to the end of 2015 he would donate £50 to Unicef’s work for children caught up in emergencies. Donations were matched by his partner Standard Life and by the LTA and ATP. This together with donations from his fans raised over £83,000 to help children whose world has been turned upside down by conflict or disaster.

Andy Murray live

Andy Murray Live was launched in 2016, an exhibition match which raised £305,000 for Unicef and a local Glasgow charity. Following this success, the 2017 event was announced in February and will be again taking place at the SSE in Glasgow on 7 November. With a line up also featuring Roger Federer, Jamie Murray, Tim Henman and Mansour Bahrami, tickets sold out within 4 hours of the launch. We’ll be reporting from the event on our social channels so tune in to find out more.

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Andy heads up the Unicef Tennis Team to keep children safe

In June 2015 Andy starred in a series of comedy tennis sketches for Unicef UK’s #BeatDisease appeal, raising awareness and vital funds to keep children safe from disease. He appeared in the sketches with One Direction’s Liam Payne, television presenter Clare Balding, and comedians Jack Whitehall and Richard Ayoade.

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Watch Andy's video from Queen's Club where he trains - or attempts to train - the top notch Unicef tennis team, comprising Jack Whitehall, Clare Balding, and Liam Payne.