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Andy Murray pledges to donate prize money for Ukraine war victims

Even the apex tennis bodies along with the four Grand Slams have decided to lend support to Ukraine amid ongoing crisis.

Updated - 09 Mar 2022 01:26 PM

Andy-Murray

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Ukraine is suffering from the outcomes of its war with Russia. From children to elderly people, everyone is feeling the fumes of burning buildings in the country. Despite a couple of peace talks, Russia is not ready to move its troops out of Ukraine causing trouble for everyone in the country. While Ukraine suffers the outcomes, the stakeholders are doing their bit to minimize the effect of it on the future generation.

In the same light, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is working towards helping victims of the conflict and British tennis star Andy Murray has also joined hands with the organization. Murray has pledged to donate his prize money from tennis tournaments for the rest of the year to UNICEF's Ukraine appeal.

The tennis star announced his decision through a series of tweets on Tuesday. "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," Murray tweeted.

"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," he added.

Tennis bodies also extend support to Ukraine

Murray's decision to help the children left stranded in Ukraine came on the same day when the tennis governing bodies and the four grand slams joined hands to extend their support to Ukraine. The ATP, WTA, ITF, and the four Grand Slams - the Australian Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open have joined hands to help people in Ukraine under the Tennis Plays for Peace campaign.

Each of the seven entities has donated 100,000 USD to the humanitarian relief efforts, with donations supporting Global Giving’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund. The fund is said to provide immediate help on the ground across the region, as well as the Ukraine Tennis Federation.

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Andy Murray pledges to donate prize money for Ukraine war victims

Even the apex tennis bodies along with the four Grand Slams have decided to lend support to Ukraine amid ongoing crisis.

Updated - 09 Mar 2022 01:26 PM

Andy-Murray

Picture Credit: Twitter

Ukraine is suffering from the outcomes of its war with Russia. From children to elderly people, everyone is feeling the fumes of burning buildings in the country. Despite a couple of peace talks, Russia is not ready to move its troops out of Ukraine causing trouble for everyone in the country. While Ukraine suffers the outcomes, the stakeholders are doing their bit to minimize the effect of it on the future generation.

In the same light, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is working towards helping victims of the conflict and British tennis star Andy Murray has also joined hands with the organization. Murray has pledged to donate his prize money from tennis tournaments for the rest of the year to UNICEF's Ukraine appeal.

The tennis star announced his decision through a series of tweets on Tuesday. "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," Murray tweeted.

"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," he added.

Tennis bodies also extend support to Ukraine

Murray's decision to help the children left stranded in Ukraine came on the same day when the tennis governing bodies and the four grand slams joined hands to extend their support to Ukraine. The ATP, WTA, ITF, and the four Grand Slams - the Australian Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open have joined hands to help people in Ukraine under the Tennis Plays for Peace campaign.

Each of the seven entities has donated 100,000 USD to the humanitarian relief efforts, with donations supporting Global Giving’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund. The fund is said to provide immediate help on the ground across the region, as well as the Ukraine Tennis Federation.

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