Champion of the world as Lisburn man smashes drumming record


Lisburn man Allister Brown last Saturday (July 22) smashed the world record by drumming continuously for 150 hours. Once verified and the paperwork and witnesses checked, he will enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the third time.

Forty-five year old Allister, already a double world record holder, has been testing his physical and mental endurance to the limit in an effort to raise money and awareness for pancreatic cancer and mental health.

Champion of the world: Allister Brown

The event, which started on Sunday, July 16, has seen Allister drum almost continuously through night and day with friends, family, supporters and physios calling in to the Lisburn Music Centre to offer support.

He took on his epic endurance event in memory of his late partner, 49-year-old Sharon Deegan, who died of pancreatic cancer in January 2021.

Supporters celebrate Allister Brown’s world drumming record at the Lisburn Music Centre

Funds raised for local pancreatic cancer charity NIPANC will be invested into raising awareness about the symptoms of the disease, research and supporting families who face a diagnosis of this devastating illness.

Allister is also donating half of the money raised to the UK charity Mind after he struggled with mental ill health issues after nursing Sharon for more than three years before she died.

Pancreatic cancer surgeon Mark Taylor and NIPANC board member said: “We are all in awe of Allister and his ability to endure for this length of time.”

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