Andy Murray to donate prize money to Grenfell victims

Lynette Rowe
June 20, 2017

Andy Murray will donate his winnings from this week's Queen's Club Championships to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

The Grenfell tragedy has left the country in a state of shock, with at least 70 people believed to have died in the fire.

In 2009 Andy Murray and David Beckham joined forces to launch an anti-malaria campaign and in 2014 he became the global ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund.

Murray is set to earn £347,000 ($439,688) if he wins the competition for the sixth time overall.

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According to The Independent, his plans were confirmed by a tournament source, however his own management declined to comment.

The government has pledged to give £5,500 to all of those who lost their homes, with more than £200,000 of a £5m emergency fund so far given to families affected.

This is nothing new for Murray, who donated £73,000 in Queen's winnings in 2013 to the Royal Marsden Centre, where his Davis Cup doubles partner, Ross Hutchins, was treated successfully for Hodgkin's lymphoma.

The Guardian also points out that when Murray was knighted a year ago, it was for services to both tennis and charity.

Murray was knighted in January, both for contributions on and off the court and "for services to tennis and to charity".

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