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Aegon Masters Tennis To Partner With Children's Charity Ark

The AEGON Masters Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall has announced its official charity for the 2011 tournament; international children's charity ARK.

Founded in 2002, ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) is an international organisation whose purpose is to transform children's lives. ARK's work focuses on health, education and child protection. In its short existence, the charity has had an impact on the lives of more than 200,000 children in the UK, Southern Africa, India and Eastern Europe. In 2011, ARK received the UK Charity Award for International Aid and Development.

With its long history of support for children's charities, the AEGON Masters Tennis, which features John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Tim Henman, Goran Ivanisevic, and Pat Cash, offers the perfect opportunity for ARK to raise awareness of its mission and impact. AEGON Masters Tennis Managing Director of Sponsorship Charlie Grave is very proud to unveil this new collaboration.

"I'm delighted that our event will be supporting ARK as our official charity for 2011. So many of our players are parents themselves so projects to help underprivileged children here in the UK and the world over is a cause they can really get behind."

ARK Chairman Ian Wace is equally pleased with the new partnership.

"We are very grateful to AEGON Masters Tennis for this wonderful opportunity to share ARK's work," he said. "For almost ten years ARK has worked to help children who don't have a voice and whose parents fear for their future. Our aim is to create highly effective, catalytic programmes, in health, education and child protection, that bring about sustainable and permanent change as well as immediate improvements to children's lives and opportunities."

ARK will be the official charity partner for the Wightman Cup celebration night, to be played on the Friday evening session of the AEGON Masters Tennis, featuring the long-awaited showdown between old rivals McEnroe and Lendl. 

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About ARK 
ARK is an international charity, whose purpose is to transform children's lives. ARK delivers high social returns on philanthropic investment by bringing together passionate experts and the best talent from business to deliver its programmes around the world. 

ARK's programmes are designed to be catalytic, sustainable and measurable and focus on health (Sub- Saharan Africa), education (UK, India, US) and child protection (Eastern Europe). To date more than 200,000 children have benefited from ARK programmes. In 2011 ARK was awarded the UK Charity Award for International Aid and Development.

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