Andy Murray will donate his prize money for the remainder of the 2022 season towards helping children affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in an unbelievable pledge. The British tennis star is working with Unicef to supply those in need with medical supplies and development kits.
Murray’s announcement follows tennis’ governing bodies donation worth £530,000 ($700,000) to support humanitarian efforts in the country and the Ukraine Tennis Foundation.
He said: “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.
“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.
Murray isn’t the only tennis star to donate winnings to the people of Ukraine, with Dayana Yastremska announcing her intent to do the same on Sunday.
In the Lyon Open final, the Ukrainian WTA star narrowly fell to a 3-6 6-3 6-4 defeat to Zhang Shuai, just over a week after escaping her war-torn homeland.
The 21-year-old was ‘woken up by bombs’ before fleeing, and after her inspiring performance in the final, she sent a tearful message to those still in Ukraine whilst draped in the country’s flag.