A MUSICIAN who toured with the Beatles has raised £2,400 for charity after completing a milestone birthday challenge.

Alan Noone, former drummer for the band The Riot Squad, celebrated his 75th birthday by taking on a 75-hole golfing challenge.

The golfer was raising money for High Legh Golf Club's charity of the year WeMindTheGap, a social mobility charity that supports children in need.

The all-day challenge consisted of four full rounds of golf, plus an extra three holes added to collectively play 75 in the space of one day. The determined sportsman started his marathon at 5am on the July 9 and played into the evening.

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To complete the gruelling round, Alan walked more than 20 miles around the course as family, friends and guests followed with his clubs in a buggy.

Alan Noone

Alan Noone walked more than 20 miles as he completed his all-day golfing challenge

His marathon ended with a celebratory evening event.

As part of The Riot Squad, Alan toured with The Beatles and performed all over Europe.

He features on the front cover of the book Some Other Guys: An Anthology of Some Other Groups who helped create the 1960s Mersey Sound.

Speaking about the 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.”

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.”

WeMindTheGap create transformational opportunities for underserved young people across the north west through coaching and mentoring, employment trials with local employer partners and life skills training.