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Glasgow organisation Sunny-sid3up to join Unicef as Andy Murray Live charity partner

Andy Murray (Kevin Lee/Getty Images)
Andy Murray (Kevin Lee/Getty Images)

 

TENNIS star Andy Murray has announced that a Glasgow-based organisation will join Unicef as charity partner at his exhibition match later this year.

The former Wimbledon champion and world number one will take on Roger Federer in the Andy Murray Live event at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow on November 7.

Proceeds from the event will be shared equally between Unicef and Sunny-sid3up, a charity based in Govan, Glasgow, which focuses on projects that improve lives and communities in Scotland and overseas.

Last year the event at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, raised £305,000 for charity, and organisers expect this year’s match to raise even more.

Murray said: “I am really pleased that Andy Murray Live can support another Glasgow-based charity and make a real difference to the lives of those in need in Scotland and further afield.

“The work that Sunny-sid3up do was a real inspiration to me. As well as supporting Unicef, it is important to me that each year my event can benefit a local Scottish charity – the first Andy Murray Live gave a real boost to Young People’s Futures and this year I am confident that we can do even better for Sunny-sid3up.”

Andy Murray to play Roger Federer in Glasgow at Hydro live event

Sunny-sid3up is run by the family and friends of its late founder, Christopher Feeney.

Speaking on behalf of the charity, Tony Feeney said: “We are so grateful to Andy for choosing to support us this year. My brother Chris would have been very proud that his dedication to those less fortunate than himself had been recognised in this way.

“The funds from Andy Murray Live will allow us to make a real difference to those in need – not just close to home, but also in Sri Lanka where we continue with the good work started by Chris after the Boxing Day Tsunami.”

At the Andy Murray Live event, Murray will play Federer in the singles, before being joined by brother Jamie to take on Tim Henman and Mansour Bahrami in a more light-hearted doubles encounter.

Tickets for the event sold out within hours of going on sale, but fans will be able to follow the action live on Eurosport.

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