A MAGHABERRY drummer is preparing to smash a Guinness World
Record next week and raise vital funds for the Cystic Fibrosis
Trust at the same time.
Allister Brown, 30, is aiming to drum for 100
hours non-stop between July 22 and 26 at Musicmatters.
He previously held the record in 2003 when he
drummed for 58 hours and 17 minutes, and in 2004 when he drummed
for 78 hours. The current world record is 86 hours and 30
minutes and was achieved by American Link Logen earlier this
month. To break the record Allister must play recognisable tunes
and not repeat any song within four hours. For each hour he
plays he is allowed a five minute break.
He said: "This is the third and final time I
will undertake this challenge so I really hope to be the first
person to reach the 100 hours mark. I hope lots of people
sponsor me and also come down to support me." Allister, a
draughtsman for Fabrite Engineering, hopes to raise sponsorship
for his challenge which will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the UK's most common,
life-threatening inherited disease and claims three lives a
week. Allister chose the charity because a family friend has the
To sponsor Allister visit
www.justgiving.com/allisterbrown_gwr. There will also be
donation buckets at the event. All money raised will help fund
research into treating and curing CE.
It will also help provide support, advice and
appropriate clinical care to the 8,000 babies, children and
young adults with Cystic Fibrosis in the UK.