Andy Murray To Donate Tournament Winnings To Grenfell Tower Fire Victims

He joins a number of sports stars who have vowed to contribute to the fund

Andy Murray is planning to donate his entire prize money from the Aegon Championships at Queen's to the families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, say multiple reports.

It's believed that the world No 1 will give away his cheque - which is expected to be much as £346,000 - if he can win the trophy for the sixth time in his career on Sunday.

The tournament organisers have also confirmed to Esquire that they will support the fund set up to help the victims of the tragedy, which killed at least 79 people and left hundreds of others homeless. The site of the blaze, which started in the north Kensington high-rise in the early hours of last Wednesday, is located just two miles away from Queen's Club in west Kensington.

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This wouldn't be the first time Murray has donated his prize money from the Wimbledon warm-up tournament. In 2013, he gave his winnings to the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea, where his friend, doubles player Ross Hutchins, was treated for cancer.

He's also not the only sports star to pledge donations to the Grenfell Tower appeal. Murray joins the Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin, who has announced he will give £50 to the fund for every minute he plays at the European Under-21 Championship in Poland. If Spain go on to reach the final in Sweden, Bellerin could end up donating more than £22,500 to the victims of the disaster.

Manchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling has also promised to made a contribution. Speaking to the BBC, he said: "It is only a small step, but small steps lead to big changes if we all come together."