Andy Murray auctions piece of his historic 2016 season for charity
Andy Murray is auctioning a signed pair of shoes like the ones he wore to win his first ATP World Tour Finals title
Andy Murray is auctioning a signed pair of shoes like the ones he wore to win his first World Tour Finals and seal the year-end No1 ranking.
In what has been a record-making year, Murray won his second Wimbledon title and became the first man to defend the singles gold medal at the Olympics. After a storming six months since the clay season—where he and Novak Djokovic contested the titles in Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros—Murray put together his best ever run: a 65-5 win-loss record, 12 finals from 13 tournaments, nine titles and—culminating in world No1.
Now he is giving someone the chance to own a piece of his successful year by auctioning shoes from his personal collection through CharityStars.com in aid of Malaria No More UK
Murray has supported this particular charity, one of many, since 2009, and has regularly sported the Malaria No More logo on his shirt sleeve. But it is not the first time that he has donated both personal kit and his time to great causes.
Most recently, he launched an annual fund-raising exhibition event, Andy Murray Live, at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro—and just days after his extraordinary three-match Davis Cup efforts that included the longest match he had ever played against Juan Martin del Potro.
The aim of the event was to build a legacy tennis event in the UK whilst raising funds for two charities: the local Glasgow organisation, Young People’s Futures, and for UNICEF, of which Murray is a UK Ambassador.
On that occasion, he also auctioned the opportunity to play tennis with Murray and to enjoy an all-star lunch with him, Tim Henman, and Gael Monfils.
In the past, he has also organised charity matches in aid of the Royal Marsden hospital after friend Ross Hutchins was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Elena Baltacha died of liver cancer. And earlier this year, he auctioned the shirts that he wore in winning the Rome Masters and Wimbledon in aid of Friends of Sean and Malaria No More.