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The Wimbledon organisers announced on Friday that they will give free tickets to Ukrainian refugees for the tournament's 'Middle Sunday.' They will also make a donation of 250,000 pounds to those who have been affected by Russia's invasion of the country.

Russia invaded Ukraine in February of this year. Wimbledon have already banned Russian and Belarusian players from the tournament.

LTA chief executive Scott Lloyd said in a statement, as quoted by Reuters, that it was important to acknowledge the suffering of the people affected by the



invasion.

"On the eve of The Championships, I believe it's important that we acknowledge those that are suffering so greatly due to the unrelenting conflict imposed upon Ukraine," said Lloyd.

The Ukrainian refugees from Merton and Wandsworth, along with their sponsors and charity delivery partners will be eligible for the tickets, according to the All England Club and the Lawn Tennis Associations.

Wimbledon will be making the donation to the Tennis Plays for Peace initiative and the British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal.
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