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Former 60s pop band drummer celebrates 75th birthday with golfing marathon


FORMER 60s Pop band drummer Alan Noone celebrated his 75th birthday challenging himself to a 75-hole marathon at High Legh Golf Club, raising and donating over £2000 to WeMindTheGap.

The golf club hosted the fundraising event to support the work of their Charity of the Year, WeMindTheGap.

Alan from Warrington, former drummer for the band The Riot Squad, celebrated his 75th birthday by taking on a 75-hole golfing challenge. His challenge consisted of four full rounds of golf, plus an extra three holes added to collectively play 75 in the space of one day.
Alan’s challenge began at 5am and lasted into the evening. As part of his challenge, he also walked over 20 miles around the course, as his family, friends and guests followed with his clubs in a buggy. His marathon ended with a celebratory evening event.
As part of The Riot Squad, Alan toured with The Beatles and played his music all around Europe. He features on the front cover of the book Some Other Guys: An Anthology of ‘Some Other Groups’ That Helped Create the 1960’s ‘Mersey Sound’.
Looking forward to celebrating his 75th birthday with an all-day golf challenge, Alan said, “I’m doing this for rock and roll and for High Legh Golf Club’s Charity of the Year, WeMindTheGap. This is for a very worthy cause and will help the charity to continue to transform young people’s futures.”
WeMindTheGap is a social mobility charity, based in Wrexham and working across North Wales and the Northwest of England. WeMindTheGap create transformational opportunities for underserved young people through coaching and mentoring, employment trials with local employer partners and life skills training.
Alan received incredible support, raising and donating £2,400 to WeMindTheGap. The team at the charity said “We would like to say a huge thank you to Alan for taking on such a big challenge and donating all raised funds to WeMindTheGap. We are so grateful to everyone who supported with a donation, allowing us to continue to transform the futures of more young people.”


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