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Monday, January 11, 2016

British tennis star Andy Murray has raised more than £80 000 for Syrian refugees

Being a celebrity often entails giving back to society, and British tennis star Andy Murray has excelled in that regard.
Murray hoists his 2013Wimbledon trophy. Image: Sports passion
Murray hoists his 2013Wimbledon trophy. Image: Sports passion
The world no. 2, who powered Britain to last year’s Davis Cup victory, announced in September that he would donate £50 for every ace he hit until the end of the year to help ease the plight of Syrian refugees who are scattered across the world.
Down-and out Syrian refugees. Image: Mirror
Down-and out Syrian refugees. Image: Mirror
“I remember watching the news last summer and deciding I wanted to do something to help some of the millions of children whose lives have turned upside down by the situation in Syria,” the 2013 Wimbledon champion said.
“It’s amazing that we’ve been able to raise so much, and I’m very grateful to my sponsors and fans for their help in this – I couldn’t have done it without them…I know how hard Unicef are working to support these children, and millions of others around the world, and I’m proud to have been able to help.”
Refugees in dire need for succour..
Refugees in dire need for succour..
Taking a cue from the 28-year-old, the Lawn Tennis Association and ATP partnered with the Andy Ace campaign with matching donations as well as public functions to raise funds for these children. These laudable efforts have raised more than £83,000 to help with some basic amenities for the displaced.
You can support the campaign by visiting www.justgiving.com/AndysAces.
Source: Mirror