Tennis aces Greg Rusedski and Ross Hutchins serve up a treasure hunt in Cancer Research UK shops
Greg Rusedski, former British no 1 player and Ross Hutchins, former no 3 doubles player volunteered at one of Cancer Research UK’s high street shops to launch the two-year partnership between leading cancer charity, Cancer Research UK and the world prestigious Nitto ATP Finals.
Greg and Ross donated some of their own clothes and volunteered their time serving customers. They also announced the launch of a treasure hunt in the charity’s London shops with a treasure trove of money-can’t-buy tennis prizes from the world’s best male tennis players including signed items from many of the world’s top ATP players. The prizes will be hidden in Cancer Research UK’s shops in London and on the charity’s eBay shop over the next four weeks. Eagle-eyed shoppers will have the chance to get their hands on the prizes, with all proceeds from the sale going to the charity.
Greg Rusedski, former British no 1 player and former ATP ranked world no 4, said: “The effects of cancer are unfortunately so widespread, so it’s great to work with Cancer Research UK and the Nitto ATP Finals to raise as much awareness and money as possible for the incredible life-saving work Cancer Research UK carries out. One simple way to support the charity would be to come down to the charity’s London shops and see if you can find and buy one of the amazing tennis prizes.”
Ross Hutchins, former British no 3 doubles player and ATP’s Chief Player Officer, said: “As a survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, I am acutely aware of the importance of the work that Cancer Research UK does in raising money to fund research into beating all 200 types of cancer affecting men, women and children. As well as raising money to help beat this disease, this partnership will highlight the small changes all of us can make to help prevent cancer.”
The partnership will see the world’s best eight qualified tennis players and doubles teams come together at the ATP’s season finale from 10 – 17 November at The O2 on a mission to help Cancer Research UK show how 40 per cent of cancers can be prevented. Making changes such as stopping smoking, keeping a healthy weight, being more active, drinking less alcohol and enjoying the sun safely will all help to reduce risk of cancer.
Featuring only the world’s best eight qualified singles players and doubles teams of the season this year’s Nitto ATP Finals looks set to provide a thrilling finale to the men’s professional tennis season, giving tennis fans in the UK an unmissable opportunity to watch the world’s best players go head-to-head as they battle for the last title of the season.
Don’t miss your chance to see the world’s best players at The O2, secure your seat today at: www.NittoATPFinals.com/tickets.
The money-can’t buy prizes will be found in these Cancer Research UK shops around London or on the charity’s eBay shop from Friday 18 October – Sunday 10 November. Keen treasure hunters are advised to seek out @CRUKshops on Instagram to get involved.
- Chiswick 392
- Ealing Broadway
- Wimbledon Village
For media enquiries please contact the Cancer Research UK press office on +44 203 469 8300 or, out-of-hours, the duty press officer on +44 7050 264 059.