The famous British tennis player Andy Murray has announced that he will donate all the prize money he wins by the end of the season to Ukrainian children affected by the war.
"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," Andy Murray said.
"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 by following this link - https://unicef.uk/am_ukraine. Children in Ukraine need peace - now" the tennis player added.
The War In Ukraine Arouse Andy Murray's Compassion
The former ATP leader is a UNICEF UK ambassador working with the charity organization to support children with medical equipment and educational materials in the wake of the devastating Russian invasion in Ukraine.
According to The Independent, his message came on the same day that the governing bodies of professional tennis met to announce a $700,000 donation to help humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and to support the country's tennis federation.
In the first two months of this year, Andy Murray, 34 years old, earned $256,000 from tennis.
The British player's next tournament is the Masters 1,000 at Indian Wells, for which he received a wild card.
It's not the first time Andy Murray, now ranked 88th, has joined a noble cause. In January, he revealed that he turned down a seven-figure sum to play a demonstration match in Saudi Arabia because of the human rights abuses in this country.