Andy Murray vows to donate all tennis prize money to help Ukrainian children
The three-time grand slam champion will be working with Unicef and donating all his prize money for the rest of the year
Tennis champion Sir Andy Murray has vowed to donate all his prize money earnings to children in Ukraine for the rest of the year.
The three-time grand slam champion, will be working with Unicef to provide children fleeing the Ukraine crisis with medical supplies and development kits.
Sir Andy made the announcement on Twitter, saying: “Over 7.5m children are at risk with the escalating conflict in Ukraine, so I’m working with
@UNICEF_uk to help provide urgent medical supplies and early childhood development kits.”
He continued: “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.”
The former world no1 and ambassador for Unicef urged that the “children in Ukraine need peace – now".
Sir Andy joins many sporting organisations that have made significant donations to to help humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.
Prior to Sir Andy's announcement, tennis' governing bodies announced a donation of £530,000 and golf's PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan confirmed a donation of £241,000 is being made to Golfers for Ukraine.
The UN said this week that Ukraine has the fastest-growing refugee crisis since World War 2 as more than 1.5 million people have reportedly fled the war-torn country since Russia invaded.