Andy Murray Live presented by SSE took place for the second time on the 07 November 2017 and raised over £700,000 for charity – more than doubling the amount raised in 2016.
The money raised will be shared equally between Unicef UK, for whom Andy is an Ambassador, and a Scottish charity, Sunny-sid3up. Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation, will use the money raised to help protect children in emergencies, such as those affected by the Syria crisis. The Govan-based charity, Sunny-sid3up, will focus on tackling projects that improve lives and communities in Scotland and overseas.
This year we saw Andy Murray take on Roger Federer in the Singles, before he was joined by his brother Jamie Murray to take on Tim Henman and Mansour Bahrami in the Doubles – with Still Game stars, Jack and Winston surprising the 10,800 sell-out crowd with an impromptu appearance during the Doubles.
Our customers were given the opportunity to attend the event with amazing SSE Reward experiences up for grabs. A number of customers attended a coaching session with Judy, Jamie and Andy Murray, a hospitality lunch with an exclusive Q&A with Andy and Roger and one lucky winner got to perform the coin toss at the beginning of the singles match.
Colin Banks, Head of Sponsorship & Reward said of the event: “We are proud to continue our partnership with Andy Murray Live and delighted that fans and customers not only got to witness world-class tennis at The SSE Hydro, but that through their fundraising efforts will also make a real difference to those in need. We were pleased to be able to help Sunny-sid3up offer tickets to some of their tireless workers and charity users throughout the Glasgow area. Glasgow is a great host city for the event and the welcome that Roger Federer received when he stepped out on court with Andy, was amazing.”