November 30, 2022

Andy Murray has pledged to donate his 2022 prize cash to lend a hand youngsters in Ukraine. The British tennis big name made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter.

The 3-time Grand Slam champion mentioned he is running with the United International locations Kids’s Fund (UNICEF) to supply pressing scientific provides and early youth building kits. Murray additionally highlighted how the battle in Ukraine is disrupting youngsters’s education.

“It’s important schooling continues, so UNICEF is operating to allow get entry to to studying for displaced youngsters, in addition to supporting the rehabilitation of broken faculties, along side alternative apparatus and furnishings,” he wrote. 

 He mentioned he would donate the remainder of this yr’s prize cash to the company and appealed to others to enroll in in. 

“Kids in Ukraine want peace – now,” he added.

Sooner or later after his announcement, Russia was once accused of putting a maternity sanatorium in Mariupol, Ukraine.   

Murray’s donation fund will get started along with his profits from the approaching BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. The previous No. 1 ranked males’s tennis participant will seem within the event as a wild card. Even though he loses within the first spherical, Murray will earn at least $18,200, in step with the ATP Excursion. 

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The 34-year-old has gained just about $63 million over the process his occupation. Whilst a chain of accidents and surgical procedures have possibly put his very best taking part in days at the back of him, closing yr, Murray nonetheless collected $550,000 in winnings, in step with ESPN. Murray joins a bunch of alternative celebrities, together with Ryan Reynolds, Blake Energetic, Bethenny FrankelMila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, in elevating cash for help to Ukraine.

UNICEF mentioned the battle in Ukraine poses an “quick and rising danger” to the rustic’s 7.5 million youngsters. The company mentioned it was once ramping up efforts to deal with secure water, well being care, schooling and coverage wishes. Ultimate month, UNICEF printed a document calling for greater than $66 million in donations.