Rally for Bally 2014
Last year, when British tennis player Ross Hutchins announced that he was being treated for Hodgkin Lymphoma at The Royal Marsden, the tennis world united. They put on Rally Against Cancer, a week of fundraising at the Aegon Championships at The Queen's Club and an all-star charity tennis match held after the men's final.
This year, the Lawn Tennis Association, the Aegon Championships and The Queen's Club are again supporting The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
Throughout the week, The Royal Marsden will benefit from ticket resales and other activities at The Queen's Club.
On Sunday 15 June three mixed doubles matches will raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and the Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis. This ‘Rally For Bally’ will be played in memory of Elena Baltacha, or ‘Bally’ as she was known, who died of liver cancer on 4 May this year aged 30.
Andy Murray and Aegon Championships Tournament Director Ross Hutchins will play on opposing mixed doubles teams at The Queen’s Club, Martina Navratilova, Anne Keothavong, Tim Henman and Jamie Murray will play in Birmingham, and Greg Rusedski and Jonny Marray will be on opposite teams in Eastbourne. Britain’s three highest ranked women, Laura Robson, Jo Konta and Heather Watson, will also take part.
The total amount raised by the charity matches on Sunday 15 June (from the £10 ticket contribution, the Rally for Bally JustGiving page and its associated JustTextGiving code) will be split between The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and The Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis.
Rally Against Cancer 2013
Rally Against Cancer 2013 was an all-star charity tennis match held at The Queen's Club after the men's final of the Aegon Championships. Andy Murray and Tim Henman teamed up to take on Ivan Lendl and Tomas Berdych before playing a truly entertaining match with celebrities including Boris Johnson, Richard Branson and Jonathan Ross.
Read more about Rally Against Cancer 2013 here