THIS year's Andy Murray Live event raised more than double the amount for charity as last year.

The tennis exhibition event, which saw the British number one face Roger Federer in a singles match, raised over £700,000. 

Andy then joined forces with brother Jamie to take on Tim Henman and Mansour Bahrami in the doubles, with Still Game stars Jack and Winston surprising the 10.800 sell-out crowd with an impromptu appearance.

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Funds will be shared equally between Unicef UK and Scottish charity Sunny-sid3up.

“It was always really important to me that this event should be for charity and so I’m really pleased we’ve been able to build on the success of last year and more than double what we raised in year one," said Murray.

"Being able to support children and those in need is really important to me.  The money raised will make a real difference in Scotland and around the world”

Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation, will use the money raised to help protect children in emergencies, such as those affected by the Syria crisis. For example the funds could help Unicef provide sets of hats and gloves for 116,000 children to keep them safe and warm when bitter weather hits this winter.

Govan-based Sunny-sid3up will focus on tackling projects that improve lives and communities in both in Scotland and overseas.  The charity is already planning how the funds will make a long-term difference close to home, as well continue the work started in Sri Lanka by its late founder, Christopher Feeney.