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Andy Murray Live event doubles last year’s fundraising total, raising over £700,000 for charity

Andy Murray serves during his match against Roger Federer (Steve Welsh/Getty Images for Andy Murray Live)
Andy Murray serves during his match against Roger Federer (Steve Welsh/Getty Images for Andy Murray Live)

LAST week’s Andy Murray Live event at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro raised over £700,000 for charity, it has been announced.

The event saw Murray take on Roger Federer in singles action before teaming up with his brother to face Tim Henman and Mansour Bahrami in the doubles.

There were star guests including Still Game’s Jack and Winston and, of course, Murray’s mum Judy.

Jack and Winston join the action (Steve Welsh/Getty Images for Andy Murray Live)

Money raised from the event and a fundraising dinner the night before will be shared equally between Unicef UK, for whom Murray is an ambassador, and Scottish charity Sunny-sid3up.

Murray said: “It was always really important to me that this event should be for charity and so I’m really pleased we’ve been able to build on the success of last year and more than double what we raised in year one.

“Being able to support children and those in need is really important to me.  The money raised will make a real difference in Scotland and around the world.”

Very proud to announce that Andy Murray LIVE presented by SSE 2017 has more than doubled last years total, raising over…

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Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation, will use the money raised to help protect children in emergencies, such as those affected by the Syria crisis.

The funds could help Unicef provide sets of hats and gloves for 116,000 children to keep them safe and warm when bitter weather hits this winter.

Mark Devlin, the charity’s Chief Operating Officer said: We are incredibly grateful to Andy for his continued support as a Unicef Ambassador to help children in danger. Right now, children’s lives are at risk from sudden disasters, long running and overlooked conflicts around the world.

“The money raised by Andy and his fans will help Unicef provide life-saving food, clean water and vaccines, as well as education and psychological support for children affected by conflict and disaster around the world.”

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Govan-based Sunny-sid3up will focus on tackling projects that improve lives and communities in both in Scotland and overseas.

The charity is already planning how the funds will make a long-term difference close to home, as well continue the work started in Sri Lanka by its late founder, Christopher Feeney.

Roger Federer dons a kilt for the match (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Andy Murray Live)

Sunny-sid3up spokesman Tony Feeney said: “We are really grateful to Andy for choosing to support us this year. My brother Chris would have been so proud, and these funds will make a massive difference to what we can achieve in Glasgow and farther afield in Sri Lanka.

“We are already making plans to allocate some of the funds to help those that need it most during the Christmas period.”

Andy Murray and Jamie Murray share a joke during their doubles match (Steve Welsh/Getty Images for Andy Murray Live)

More than two million viewers tuned into the event live on Facebook, and many also watched on Eurosport TV.

The event is set to return in 2018, with details expected to be announced early in the new year.

Fans can still support the charities by visiting