Andy Murray is the world’s number one tennis player. He started supporting Unicef in 2014 when we partnered with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Andy became a Unicef UK Ambassador in 2016 and in September he hosted Andy Murray Live, an exhibition match at the SSE Glasgow. He played alongside his brother Jamie Murray, Tim Henman and Grigor Dimitrov, raising £305k for Unicef and a local Glasgow charity.
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.
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.
The videos scored over a million views on Andy’s Facebook.