The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has revealed arrangements for this year’s staging of The Championships, which include donations from ticket sales and free tickets for Ukrainian refugees.
Last year, Wimbledon organisers gave away free tickets to Ukrainian refugees, who had settled in the boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth in London following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
In partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Wimbledon organisers said they will donate one pound from each ticket-holder, resulting in a donation of more than half a million pounds to Ukrainian relief.
Ian Hewitt, chairman of the All England Club, said: “We are pleased to share that, in partnership with the LTA, we will donate to Ukrainian relief one pound for each ticket-holder at The Championships this year, which will result in a contribution of more than half a million pounds.”
Hewitt added that AELTC will also once more donate free tickets to Ukrainian refugees to attend The Championships.
He said: “We will again work with Merton and Wandsworth Councils, and the British Red Cross, to invite 1,000 Ukrainian refugees to join us for a day at Wimbledon, including tickets, food and drink, and transport.
“For the Ukrainian players, the All England Club and the LTA will fund the accommodation costs of two rooms for all Main Draw and Qualifying players for the entirety of the grass court season. Those players will also be offered the opportunity to practise at either the All England Club’s courts or via the LTA at the Surbiton courts between their last match at Roland-Garros and the Saturday prior to Qualifying week at Wimbledon.”