Glasgow charity set for Andy Murray funding boost

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Andy Murray Live 2017 will benefit Sunny-sid3up and Unicef

22nd August 2017 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

Tennis superstar Andy Murray and his celebrity pals will be supporting a Glasgow charity.

This year’s Andy Murray Live will help raise funds for Sunny-sid3up, which focuses on projects that improve lives in Scotland and further afield.

The current world number two tennis player announced this week that all funds raised at the tennis extravaganza – taking place at the SSE Hydro on 7 November - will be split evenly between Sunny-sid3up and Unicef – the charity Murray is an ambassador for.

Launched last year as an annual tennis showcase, the charity match raised £305,000 for charity and has sold out again for this year.

This year, he will be joined on the court by Wimbledon legend Roger Federer, former British number one Tim Henman and his brother Jamie.

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 was founded by Christopher Feeney, and charity is now run by his family and friends.

His brother, Tony Feeney, said: “We are so grateful to Andy for choosing to support us this year. My brother Chris would have been very proud that his dedication to those less fortunate than himself had been recognised in this way.

“The funds from Andy Murray Live will allow us to make a real difference to those in need – not just close to home but also in Sri Lanka where we continue with the good work started by Chris after the Boxing Day Tsunami.”