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Andy Murray Will Donate His Entire 2022 Prize Money To Ukraine

Max Sherry

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Andy Murray Will Donate His Entire 2022 Prize Money To Ukraine

Fan favourite tennis player Andy Murray has pledged to donate his entire earnings in 2022 to the Ukrainian people.

A number of high-profile figures have joined the fight against the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Some people - including the likes of the Klitschko brothers, Oleksandr Usyk and Vasyl Lomachenko - have taken up arms to defend their country, while others have shown their support by donating.

Murray is eager to lend a helping hand, generously offering to send his prize money for 2022 directly to UNICEF to help with urgent educational medical supplies on the ground in Ukraine.

"Over 7.5million children are at risk with the escalating conflict in Ukraine," Murray tweeted.

"So I'm working with UNICEF UK to help provide urgent medical supplies and early childhood development kits.

"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.

"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. Children in Ukraine need peace - now."

It's understood former Wimbledon champion Murray has earned almost £50million in prize money of the course of his career.

In 2021 alone, he earned close to £400,000 from just 29 matches.

Murray isn't the only member of British sporting royalty to make a huge donation though.

In another heartwarming act of generosity, David and Victoria Beckham have decided to donate £1million in support of Ukraine.

"Mothers forced to flee with their children. Families torn apart. Children taken from their beds to become refugees overnight.

"As the conflict in Ukraine enters its second week, the needs of families are escalating and 7.5m children are now at risk.

"Today, on International Women's Day, my 7 Fund for UNICEF is setting up an Emergency Appeal to help provide immediate aid to support children's wellbeing, including medical supplies and safe spaces for families.

"Please join me in supporting UNICEF in its vital work on the ground and give what you can. Thank you."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Ukraine, Tennis news, Andy Murray, Australia

Max Sherry
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