The charity are very honoured to have the support of many people who want to fundraise and support the children that Elena wanted to bring the loving game of tennis to.
One of our cherished supporters is Zainab, who currently is running an event and raising money for the foundation. Below is her story which details why she is running this fundraising event and chose to support EBAT.
The idea behind it was fundraising for a charity close to Andy and Kim's heart (though is close to my heart too) and giving that as a present to Andy and Kim for their wedding.
What do you give an amazing couple such as Andy Murray and Kim Sears for their wedding? Us Andy Murray and tennis fans wanted to give something meaningful and beneficial and thought what better way to commemorate a happy occasion than by supporting one of the charities he has followed? Elena Baltacha was an amazing, loving and inspiring girl who touched the lives of so many! She is sorely missed but her legacy lives through EBAT and the hard work of Nino and many others! So far, tennis fans from all over the world have donated to the Elena Baltacha Foundation for Andy and Kim's wedding present. The generosity of so many demonstrates the huge love for Andy, Kim and Bally! Money has been raised online, by text and via raffles at the Davis Cup.
Some of the messages that have been left with donations include:
"I love that a happy occasion can also benefit so many underprivileged children who are being helped due to Elena Baltacha who was such a friend of Andy's xx" - Joan MacGillivray
"Can think of no better gift than the gift of giving. If this can make even the smallest difference to one little child, it is worth it. I think Andy and Kim would agree." - Traceyanne Stewart
So far, over £2170 has been raised for this great cause! Donations will be collected until 4th April, after which the final total as well as the messages written with the donations will be sent to the happy couple!
Please feel free to donate online at https://www.justgiving.com/andykim2015/ and via text by texting AMKS77 followed by the amount to 70070