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Andy Murray donates Queen’s winnings to The Royal Marsden

16:25 17 June 2013

Celebs and tennis stars at Rally Against Cancer

Celebs and tennis stars at Rally Against Cancer

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Oxshott resident Andy Murray donated his Queen’s Club winnings to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity before returning to the court for an exhibition match with Boris Johnson and a host of celebs.

Raising £200,000, Rally Against Cancer was held following the finals of the Aegon Championships on Sunday June 16 to support the tennis star’s friend Ross Hutchins, who is being treated at The Royal Marsden.

An all-star doubles exhibition saw Andy and Tim Henman triumph over Murray’s coach Ivan Lendl and world number six, Thomas Berdych.

They were then joined by Boris Johnson, Jimmy Carr, Michael McIntyre, Richard Branson and Jonathan Ross who all took their turn on the grass courts.

“Ever since I was diagnosed and began treatment at The Royal Marsden hospital I have wanted to do something to raise money for them to thank them for their kindness,” says Hutchins. “It is an unbelievable place that helps thousands of people in situations similar to mine.”

The match was a culmination of a week of support for the charity by the Aegon Championships, The Queen’s Club and the LTA. A proportion of ticket sales for the finals day were donated to the charity, along with £10 for every ace served during the week of the tournament and proceeds from a spectacular on-court auction.

“As soon as Ross starting talking about the idea, I knew I wanted to get involved,” says Andy, who now heads to Wimbledon with expectations high.

“It really was a day to remember and I’m really pleased that we could raise as much money and awareness as possible so the charity can continue the amazing work it does, which I’ve heard all about through Ross.”

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