Murray, Henman in charity match

  • Last Updated: February 26 2013, 12:41 GMT

Andy Murray and Tim Henman will take part in a charity doubles match at Queen's Club this summer to raise money for the Royal Marsden hospital, where British tennis player Ross Hutchins is currently receiving cancer treatment.

Murray: Will take part in a doubles match along with Henman
Murray: Will take part in a doubles match along with Henman

Hutchins, a close friend of Davis Cup team-mate Murray, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in December and began an expected six months of chemotherapy last month.

'Rally Against Cancer' will take place on finals day at the AEGON Championships on June 16, with Henman and Murray to be joined by other big-name players and celebrities.

Hutchins said: "Ever since I was diagnosed and began treatment at the Royal Marsden hospital I have wanted to do something to raise money for them to thank them for their kindness.

"It's going to be a really great day, and for a charity that helps a lot of people and obviously one that means a lot to me."

Ten pounds from each finals day ticket will go to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity while the Lawn Tennis Association will contribute £10 for each ace hit during the tournament and there will also be an auction.

Murray said: "As soon as Ross started talking about the idea, I knew I wanted to get involved. We want to make it a day to remember, so we are talking to a few celebrities who love their tennis about coming down and getting involved on the day.

"I'm looking forward to helping raise as much money and awareness as possible so the charity can continue the amazing work it does, which I've heard all about through Ross."

It will be the first time Murray and Henman have shared Centre Court at Queen's Club, and the former British number one said: "This is a great idea and a great cause, and I'm happy to have been asked to take part.

"I'm sure everyone involved in tennis and on the day will get behind it to raise as much money as possible."

Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/RallyAgainstCancer2013 or by texting RALL60 plus the amounted pledged, for example "RALL60 £10", to 70070.