International Series England scores charity partnership with Alan Shearer Foundation

The International Series has partnered with the charitable foundation setup by Newcastle United and England legend Alan Shearer ahead of the Asian Tour’s visit to Close House on August 17-20.

Established in 2012 to support the Alan Shearer Centre in Newcastle, which provides respite, residential and social care for people with complex disabilities and acute sensory impairments, the Alan Shearer Foundation ensures essential facilities are provided free of charge to those who need it most.

Fundraising will take place throughout the tournament and fans have the chance to donate to the Alan Shearer Foundation when purchasing tickets via SeeTickets.

The International Series will supplement all fundraising endeavours conducted throughout the week, contributing to the $25,000 donation the Alan Shearer Foundation will receive.

Alan said: “The Centre and Foundation have gone hand-in-hand to improve the lives of thousands of people living with disabilities across the region. I am incredibly proud of the facilities and care we provide and I am grateful to International Series England and all those who’ve given their generous support over the years.”

Representing the charity on-course at Close House, Alan will headline a Celebrity Pro-Am, open to the public, on Wednesday August 16.

The Premier League’s all-time leading goal scorer will be joined by numerous stars from the worlds of sport and entertainment, including former England cricketers Steve Harmison and Ryan Sidebottom, ex-Middlesbrough and Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole, and more to be confirmed.

Alan added: “Tyneside boasts some of the most passionate sports fans in the world. I’ve no doubt they will be out in force supporting the world-class golf on show at International Series England… and hopefully to see those of us with the privilege of playing alongside the professionals in the pro am!”

Alan Shearer Activity Centre manager Jackie Dunn added: “This extremely generous donation will allow us to complete our exciting plans to re-develop our sensory garden; enhancing the physical well-being, mental health and cognitive development of our members.”

Rahul Singh, head of The International Series, said: “Alan is a phenomenal patron to the North East of England and his charitable contribution showcases an unwavering commitment to the region, which is truly commendable. The International Series has a duty to the communities we visit, to leave them better than we find them, and the Alan Shearer Foundation is exactly the type of organisation that can help us do that.”