Sir Andy Murray OBE

UNICEF UK Ambassador

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“It’s vital education continues. 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.”

In March 2022 Andy announced that he would be donating his 2022 prize money from the rest of the year to Ukraine for urgent medical supplies and educational tools. By December this amount had reached over £500,000.

3.3 million children in Ukraine are in need of support. Homes, schools, water supplies and hospitals have been damaged or destroyed. Children have been separated from their families, and hundreds of thousands of people have been left without clean water, food or electricity. Explosives are a daily threat to children’s lives.

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In 2018, Andy Murray Live raised an incredible £350,000 for our work with children caught up in emergencies

Andy Murray Live and Andy’s Aces

Sir Andy has been supporting UNICEF since 2014 when we partnered with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. In 2016 he launched Andy Murray Live, 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 sold out within 4 hours. It took place at the SSE in Glasgow on 7 November with a line up also featuring Roger Federer, Jamie Murray, Tim Henman and Mansour Bahrami and was broadcast live on Eurosport and Facebook. This year there was also a fundraising gala dinner the night before held courtside at the SSE, with Andy, Tim, Jamie, Mansour and Judy in attendance. Rob Brydon hosted the evening and ran the live auction as well as conducting a Q&A with Sir Andy and fellow ambassador Sir Chris Hoy. These combined events raised over £700,000 for UNICEF and the local Glasgow charity, more than doubling the 2016 total.

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.

Sir Andy heads up the UNICEF Tennis Team to keep children safe

In June 2015 Sir 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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