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Fundraising afternoon helps raise money for community member.

posted 3 Nov 2016, 09:25 by Matthew O'Donnell   [ updated 3 Nov 2016, 09:26 ]

Young Peoples Futures in partnership with Link Up held a charity coffee afternoon in memory of a recently passed community member Stephen Martin. All proceeds raised together were donated to the marie curie hospice that gave Stephen his invaluable care.

Together in the partnership we managed to raise just over £500; which is great with it all going towards such a great cause to help many more going down the path Stephen did.

Andy Murray raises over £300K for charity!

posted 3 Nov 2016, 09:14 by Matthew O'Donnell

Andy Murray's first charity exhibition match raised more than £305,000 for two children's charities in the UK.

The world number two staged the first Andy Murray Live event at Glasgow's SSE Hydro Arena in front of a sell-out crowd of 10,000 people on 21 September.

Rio Paralympic champion Gordon Reid, former British number one Tim Henman and Andy Murray's brother Jamie all took part in the event.

The money raised will go towards Unicef UK and Young People's Futures (YPF).

Glasgow charity YPF will spend the donation buying much-needed facilities for young people in Possilpark, one of the most deprived areas in the city, including a minibus, sports facilities and a caravan to provide respite and holidays for families.

Unicef will use the money to help protect children in emergencies, such as those affected by the crisis in Syria.

Murray said: "It was always really important to me that this event should be for charity and so I'm really pleased we've been able to raise a significant amount in our first year.

"Children's charities have become more relevant to me now I'm a father, and both these organisations are doing great work with young people in Scotland and around the world."

Young Peoples Futures AGM

posted 3 Nov 2016, 09:07 by Matthew O'Donnell


Andy Murray backs Young Peoples Futures!

posted 21 Jun 2016, 07:27 by Matthew O'Donnell   [ updated 21 Jun 2016, 07:27 ]

ANDY MURRAY LAUNCHES ‘ANDY MURRAY LIVE’ – AN ANNUAL TENNIS EVENT TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY

- World number two returns to Glasgow to play in front of home crowd, with exciting evening of tennis and entertainment - 

Wimbledon, 22nd April, 2016 - World tennis number two Andy Murray today announced that he has set up his own tennis event, Andy Murray Live presented by SSE, to help raise money for charity. The unique event, taking place on Wednesday 21stS eptember at the SSE Hydro Glasgow, was the brainchild of Murray, who wanted to build a legacy tennis event in the UK whilst raising valuable funds for two charities.  

Tickets go on sale today, with half of all seats costing £25 or less, making the event very accessible for all. 

The City of Glasgow will play host to this new event where the evening will feature a Singles and Doubles match with all profits going to local Glasgow charity, ’Young People’s Futures’ and Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation, of which Murray is a UK Ambassador.  The former Wimbledon and US Open Champion and current Olympic gold medal holder will play Gael Monfils, the flamboyant Frenchman in the Singles.  For the Doubles, Andy will be joined by his brother, World Number One Doubles Player, Jamie, to play against Monfils and British Tennis icon, Tim Henman.

The evening will mark the first ever tennis event staged at the city’s state-of-the-art SSE Hydro, which topped the Billboard Venue Chart* globally earlier this year. 

Murray said, “It’s great to be returning home to Scotland and playing in the city of Glasgow. I travel the world playing tennis and unfortunately I don’t spend as much time as I would like to at home.  I owe it to my fans who have supported me throughout the years and what better way than to play in front of them at The SSE Hydro whilst raising money for Young People’s Futures and Unicef.  I’m looking forward to bringing top-level tennis to Glasgow on an annual basis and making this event bigger and better every year."

Presenting partner, SSE’s Head of Sponsorship and Reward, Colin Banks added, “We are proud to be partnering with ‘Andy Murray Live’, which will see world-class tennis played at The SSE Hydro for the very first time.  The success Andy has had on and off the court is unprecedented and he is a wonderful ambassador for British sport. We’re looking forward to what promises to be an incredible event, and we’ll also be offering our customers the chance to win some incredible experiences ahead of the day.”  

Joe Aitken, Head of Major Events, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau commented, “We’re delighted that Andy has chosen to launch this inaugural event in Glasgow. The city enjoys an enviable reputation as a top 10 global sports city with a worldclass events portfolio and a state-of-the-art arena in the SSE Hydro. We’re also a city of hugely supportive tennis fans as our hosting of the Davis Cup has shown, so Andy, Jamie, Gael and Tim can expect a thoroughly warm welcome and I’m sure they will enjoy playing in front of a packed home crowd on the night.”     

Lily Caprani, Unicef UK’s Deputy Executive Director said: “Andy has provided vital support for Unicef’s work for children for a number of years, most recently raising awareness and much-needed funds for children affected by the Syrian conflict through his campaign, Andy’s Aces. We are very proud to announce that Andy has been appointed a Unicef UK Ambassador and this latest initiative is an example of his continued commitment to help children in danger. The money raised through ‘Andy Murray Live’ will help us provide life-saving food, clean water, vaccines and health care for children in emergencies, as well as education and protection from violence, exploitation and abuse.” 

Ann Lawrance, Young People’s Futures, commented: “Young People’s Futures are overwhelmed and so thankful to Andy Murray for choosing our project from many Scottish charities. Our team are so excited to be linked to the UK’s top sportsman and world number two. We are pinching ourselves at the thought of this opportunity. We can’t thank Andy enough for his support and look forward to what could be a life changing prospect for YPF and the Possilpark community.” 

Tickets, from only £20 including VAT (plus booking fee) are available to purchase now: online at www.thessehydro.com; by calling the ticket hotline on 0844 395 4000, or in person from the main box office at the SECC.  For accessible area tickets, please call 0800 952 0110 or for group bookings, please call 0844 395 4010. The event is being presented by SSE with host city Glasgow, and other official partners including Standard Life, Under Armour, Jaguar and the Wimbledon Foundation. 

For more information about ‘Andy Murray Live’ presented by SSE and hosted by the City of Glasgow, go to www.andymurraylive.com

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