Tennis ace Andy Murray is among a handful of sports stars to be kitted out with a Nikon digital SLR in a bid to raise money for a childrenu2019s charity.rnrnPicture credit: Andy Murray

Tennis ace Andy Murray is among a handful of sports stars to be kitted out with a Nikon digital SLR in a bid to raise money for a children?s charity.

Murray ? who this afternoon defeated Andy Roddick in his first Masters Cup in Shanghai ? has been asked to record his experiences at major sporting events.

Participants also include Olympic canoeing gold medallist Tim Brabants.

The athletes captured their images on either a Nikon D40x or D60 camera and the results are due to be auctioned later this week to raise money for Right to Play – a charity that aims to improve the lives of children in disadvantaged parts of the world.

Prints will be available to buy at www.righttoplay.org.uk.

Commenting on the project, Nikon UK marketing manager Jeremy Gilbert said: ‘Our involvement will mean that we are able to offer the public an insight into the mixture of hard graft and thrill that comes with being an athlete, especially after such a successful year at the Olympics in Beijing.’

Among those taking part is British wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan and Sébastian Foucan, who appeared in the Bond movie Casino Royale. Foucan is credited as one of the founders of ?free running?.

Picture: All Eyes On Me by Andy Murray

Andy Murray, NikonNEWS UPDATE 12 November 2008