Murray reaches out to help refugees

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Andy Murray

ANDY MURRAY feels that he should do something to help raise money for UNICEF, after watching the plight of families trying to reach Europe; he has decided to pick up his tennis racket and make a difference.

The champion tennis player says that he will donate £50 to children’s charity UNICEF for each ace he hits from now until the end of the year.

Murray states that after witnessing destructive images of families fleeing persecution in the Middle East and arriving in Europe in recent weeks, he felt the need to help. An image of the dead Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi evoked the inhumane reality of the circumstances, which highlights that the refugees have no choice other than to flee to Europe.

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“Having seen the images broadcast on the news in recent weeks, I felt I had to do something to help the millions of children and their families who have been forced to flee their homes and had their lives turned upside down.”

Murray hit 64 aces in his four matches at the US Open earlier this month. If only the pledge had been put into place prior to Murray’s campaign, he would have raised an outstanding total of £3,200 for the charity.

“I’ll get that little bit more satisfaction from each ace I hit knowing that it will be helping UNICEF keep children safe.

Andy’s brother Jamie Murray and Australian partner John Peers missed out on a first Grand Slam men’s doubles title as they were beaten in the US Open final. The Scot will now head to Glasgow for next week’s Davis Cup semi-final against Australia.

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