Andy Murray will donate the prize money he wins at Queen’s to the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.
The world No 1 is gunning for his sixth title at the Aegon Championships this week and plans to pledge any winnings to families affected by the tragedy.
The block where at least 79 people were killed is less than three miles away from Queen’s and the tournament is also expected to make a significant donation to the fund.
Murray donated his £73,000 winner’s cheque from the tournament in 2013 to the Cancer Research and Care charity – his prize money from this edition could raise to almost £350,000.
In 2014, the tennis superstar played a key role in organising the ‘Rally For Bally’, which saw players and celebrities raise money in memory of Elena Baltacha, who does of cancer earlier in the year.
The 30-year-old, who has not lost on grass since 2015, begins his quest for a sixth title on Tuesday when he faces fellow Briton Aljaz Bedene.
‘I’ve played some of my best tennis over the years here,’ Murray said ahead of the tournament.
‘It’s a tough, tough field and if you can get through this tournament then it does give you a big boost going into Wimbledon.’