Kyle Edmund, Little Jimmy Ambassador

We are absolutely delighted that British tennis star Kyle Edmund chose to take on the role of Little Jimmy Brighter Future Fund Ambassador after hearing about our story. He is a fantastic figurehead for our fund, combining generosity and kindness with the fierce passion and drive you see on court. 

 

We hope through him not only to raise huge amounts of money for GOSH, but also inspire people to challenge themselves, strive for the stars and achieve their dreams.

 

Kyle said: 'I couldn't help but feel moved and inspired by the heart-breaking story behind Little Jimmy. Emily and Pete managed to turn a tragedy into something wonderful and life-affirming, and raised a truly staggering amount of money. 

 

'It just shows what you can achieve with enough love, grit and determination. I am extremely proud they took me on as their ambassador and can't wait to help them with their fundraising efforts in the future.'

About Kyle

Kyle Edmund is a British tennis player, currently ranked 26 in the world and number two in Britain. He was born in South Africa, but grew up in Yorkshire after moving to the UK when he was three.

Edmund started 2018 as world number 50. A few weeks later, after reaching his first Grand Slam semi-final in the Australian Open, he surged to his current career-high ranking. He is only the sixth British man to reach a Grand Slam semi-final in the Open era.

 

He has previously won two junior Grand Slam doubles titles, and was part of the GB team that won their first ever junior Davis Cup in 2011. He made his senior Davis Cup debut in 2015, when GB lifted the trophy for the first time in 79 years. That year the Davis Cup team were awarded the BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year Award.

Fast Facts
  • Enjoys… playing cricket and swimming (other than tennis)

  • Believes… clay is his best surface and his forehand is his biggest weapon

  • Number eight… was his highest junior ranking, following two Slam doubles titles

  • First six… professional finals came on clay before his first major pro success on hard

  • Nicknamed… Kedders

  • Supports… Liverpool Football Club

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