Roger Federer donates 1m Swiss francs to help ‘vulnerable families in Switzerland’

Roger Federer is a 20-time Grand Slam champion

Roger Federer and his wife Mirka have donated 1m Swiss francs (£857,000) “for the most vulnerable families in Switzerland” and have called on others to add their support.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Switzerland has imposed a ban on all private and public events and has closed all non-essential businesses until at least 19 April.

“These are challenging times for everyone and nobody should be left behind,” Federer, 38, wrote on Instagram.