Andy Murray's golden Olympic tennis gear raises £27,000 for charity

Andy Murray
Donation: Murray included a ball and racket from his final victory.SNS Group

Andy Murray's Olympic tennis kit has raised £27,000 after being sold at a charity autumn.

A racket and ball used by the Scot when he won gold at Wimbledon against Roger Federer were included in the lot, along with a signed kit bag.

The annual event in Edinburgh, known as Lunch With An Old Bag, raised around £265,000 for The Prince's Trust Scotland.

Other auctioned items included a private dinner for 10 on the Royal Yacht Britannia and a trip to Bordeaux, France with hotelier and restaurateur James Thomson.

Former Neighbours actor and singer Jason Donovan entertained the guests.

He said: "I was absolutely delighted to be asked to perform at this special event. The Prince's Trust does fantastic work in helping young people overcoming difficult issues to make themselves a success.

"In that regard, I can empathise with some of the challenges they face and I think it's fantastic there is a charity dedicated to helping them to make a real go of their lives."

Heather Gray, director of The Prince's Trust Scotland, said: "The generosity of our prize donors and our guests is exceptional and we are immensely grateful.

"Lunch With An Old Bag is a key event in our fundraising calendar and has raised a phenomenal amount today and will help many young people to turn their lives around.

"As well as the great fun and superb items on offer, this event also has a serious message which we know is important to the women who come back year after year.

"Young unemployed people are often unfairly labelled when in reality they simply need reliable support, self-belief and an opportunity to realise their potential."

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