Wimbledon Champions Andy Murray and Marion Bartoli will take part in one of the three Rally for Bally fundraisers to take place on June 15th at the Aegon Championships.
The Rally For Bally is part of a national fundraising effort being held in memory of former British number one Elena Baltacha, who died of liver cancer on 4th May this year. As well as a host of fundraising events all over the country, mixed doubles exhibition matches are being held on June 15th as part of the Aegon Championships at The Queen’s Club, Aegon Classic in Birmingham and the Aegon International in Eastbourne.
Bartoli, Murray and Hutchins – plus one or more other female players yet to be announced – will entertain the crowds at The Queen’s Club. Anne Keothavong, Tim Henman, Martina Navratilova and Jamie Murray will be in action in Birmingham, and Eastbourne will see Petra Kvitova, Greg Rusedski, Agnieszka Radwanska and Johnny Marray and others all take to the courts as tennis unites behind the Rally For Bally cause.
“Bally was my friend and I want to do everything I can to help the Rally For Bally,” Marion Bartoli said. “She was a lovely person and she always wanted to help other people, so everybody coming together like this is a really great tribute to her. I’m looking forward to being back on a grass-court again, especially with Andy. I’m sure it will bring back lots of good memories of Wimbledon for both of us.”
A Rally For Bally JustGiving page has been set up, and donations can be made quickly and easily here:www.justgiving.com/RallyForBally. Or, text “EBAL60 £10″ to 70070, to make, for example, a £10 donation via your mobile phone.