Andy Murray news: Scot set to donate his prize money for the rest of the season to Unicef’s Ukraine appeal

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Former world No 1 Andy Murray has pledged to donate all his prize money from the rest of the season to help those in need and affected by the war in Ukraine.

The Scot is an ambassador for Unicef UK, who has four kids of his own, has been supporting children with medical supplies and their education during his time with the charity.

He announced the news on his Twitter page earlier today.

“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,” the world No 88 wrote.

“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.

“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 – Children in Ukraine need peace – now.”

This isn’t the only form of generosity the tennis world has seen today though.

All of the sport’s governing bodies have come together to make a donation of $700,000 US, which is the equivalent of £530,000 to help the Ukraine Tennis Federation and support the aid and humanitarian effort in the country.

Leading Russian players have also risked their safety by coming out and calling for peace, including world No 1 Daniil Medevdev who stated his desire for peace and respect during a post match interview at the Dubai Tennis Championship.

Fellow Russian Andrey Rublev wrote “No war please” on the camera after his semi-final win in Dubai and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova called for peace in a now deleted Twitter post as she expressed she feared for her life and wanted to help those in need.