Andy Murray Live 2017 will support Glasgow charity Sunny-sid3up
Dunblane’s Andy Murray has today announced that he will be supporting Glasgow-based charity ‘Sunny-sid3up’ at this year’s Andy Murray Live show.
The current world number two tennis player announced today that all funds raised at this year’s Andy Murray Live will be split evenly between Sunny-sid3up and UNICEF – the charity Murray is an ambassador for.
Launched last year as an annual tennis showcase, Andy Murray Live raised £305,000 for charity.
This year, he will be joined on the court by world number three Roger Federer, Tim Henman, Mansour Bahrami, and his brother Jamie.
Tickets sold out within hours for the show which will take place on 7th November.
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.”
Sunny-sid3up is a Govan-based charity which focuses on tackling projects that improve lives and communities in Scotland and overseas.
Founded by the late Christopher Feeney, the charity is now run by his family and friends.
His brother, Tony Feeney spoke to Central FM News to tell us how they felt when the news came through this morning.