Winner of Wimbledon
Earlier in the day this summer, Kim and Andy Murray launched a charity raffle to win among three playing tennis balls signed by Murray and belated playing tennis legend, Fred Perry, dubbed the "Champions' Raffle".
With over 2, 000 entries, raising £27, 025 for St Peter & St James Hospice, happy winner Oliver Refson ended up being invited to Wimbledon to get the signed tennis-ball from the Hospice’s Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Sue Adams.
Oliver, from Wells, ended up being thrilled with the award, saying, “personally i think so privileged to win such an unusual and prestigious artefact.
"Im these types of a massive playing tennis fan and an enthusiastic player just who watches the sport every possibility I get. Andy Murray is my part design and I look-up to him, and that's why I can't believe i've something similar to this in my own possession.
"We have imagined planning Wimbledon also it ended up being every little thing I was dreaming of, that has been made a great deal better because of the inviting staff there.
“Also a sizable thanks towards hospice in making all of this easy for me and making me personally feel so comfortable through the entire knowledge.”
Sue Adams, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at St Peter & St James Hospice, said, “The raffle happens to be such a great event for hospice and I cannot thank Kim and Andy Murray sufficient for their generosity, along with the thousands of people just who entered the raffle and donated.
“As we obtain only 14% of your financing through the national, it is crucial our fundraising is supported in the neighborhood so that we raise £2.6m every year to present therapy to our clients cost-free.
"every person within Hospice is grateful to any or all those who supported the Champions Raffle and donated – it costs £7, 200 to pay for all services the Hospice provides every day, so that the money raised nearly covers four times of attention.”
The second signed tennis-ball is on display at Wimbledon lawn-tennis Museum, kindly loaned into the Museum by Kim and Andy for the public to view.