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Alan's fifth annual golf day proves a success

29 August 2015

Alan stands by some of the event's prizes

Alan Shearer showcased his golfing ability at the Foundation's fifth annual charity golf day at Close House Golf Course last week which raised an amazing £44,000.

The event saw Alan and his team of golfers take part in a charity auction which included the chance to win a 2015 Masters flag signed by this year's winner Jordan Spieth.

The event also offered the chance to bid for a one night stay at the exclusive Archerfield Mansion House in Scotland, including dinner and a round of golf; hospitality tickets for England v Ireland in the Rugby World Cup and club level tickets for the Arsenal v Sunderland game at the Emirates Stadium.

"The golf day has been a great success and the support for the Foundation is brilliant, some golfers have travelled from as far as London to be here today," said Alan. "All the money raised from the golf event goes to the Alan Shearer Centre in Newcastle which allows it to provide free specialist services and facilities for disabled children and adults."

Despite his successful fundraising achievements, the footballing pundit just missed out on a win on the golf course with the A-belco team taking home the golf day trophy.

Michael Orange, who owns Sweets Galore in the Metrocentre, was back by popular demand with his pick and mix stall, which was specially dressed up with photos of Alan for the event.

Players from the 25 teams supporting the event each received a complimentary Mancini polo-shirt along with a thank-you goodie bag which included a pair of boxer shorts provided by Oddballs, a company launched by ex-Newcastle goalkeeper, Steve Harper, and former Scottish rugby union and Falcons player, Richard Metcalfe.