Wimbledon Ace Murray takes his favourite charity to Centre Court

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Photo by Ella Ling and Malaria No More UK

Wimbledon winner Andy Murray proves that for him it's not all about personal glory as he takes Malaria No More along for the ride

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11th July 2016 by Susan Smith 0 Comments

Wimbledon winner Andy Murray showed the world his top-class backhand but also his commitment a good cause during the two week tournaments.

Tennis fans watching the Scottish star will have noticed that for the first time ever a Wimbleon winner sported a charity logo on their tennis whites. The Malaria No More logo was clearly visible on Murray's sleeve throughout all his matches, even the final on Sunday.

And on the eve of his victory, Murray took time to post the following message on Facebook to show his commitment to the cause.

Speaking at the start of the tournament, Murray said: "I’m proud to be wearing Malaria No More’s logo on my sleeve. I’ve supported the charity’s work to end malaria deaths for seven years now. This disease claims a young life every two minutes, yet it is preventable and it costs less than a pack of tennis balls to treat and help save a life. As a new dad this really hits home."

Murray is well-known for using his profile to help boost good causes, regularly supporting the work of Unicef and wildlife charity WWF. At the start of this year's Wimbledon tournament, he also made a spoof video with actor Kevin Spacey to support WWF's work to save tigers

Following Murray's victory on Sunday, James Whiting, Malaria No More UK’s executive director, said: “We extend heartfelt thanks to Andy for his inspiring support, encouraging fans across the country to get involved. As an athlete with unwavering commitment to be the world’s best player, Andy also typifies the drive behind the malaria campaign – we know our goal is ambitious but it’s also achievable and the only way to stop this disease is to end it forever.”