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Noel Gallagher donates Oasis Roll With It platinum disc

Noel Gallagher
Image caption Gallagher wrote 'God Bless - Noel' on the back of the disc

Noel Gallagher has donated a signed platinum disc to help raise funds for a new therapy pool at a Manchester school for disabled children.

The former Oasis guitarist has given the disc he received for selling 200,000 copies of Roll With It to Lancasterian School in West Didsbury.

The disc, which is expected to raise £3,000, is to be auctioned on Saturday at Dunham Massey, Altrincham.

Gallagher is a friend of one of the school's nursery staff.

The school is hoping to raise £120,000 for a new pool which can be used by all of its 96 pupils, many of whom suffer from cerebral palsy.

'Too valuable'

Gallagher signed the back of the disc with the words "God Bless - Noel".

Fundraiser Samantha Hough, 38, whose six-year-old son Beck attends the school, said: "I think Noel watches football with one of our nursery staff's partners, so he heard about the appeal through him.

"He gave it to us to auction at a gala dinner we held last year, but we realised it was far too valuable to sell that way and after taking advice we put it into a pop memorabilia auction.

"We were really pleased to get it because our target is huge. We had no idea that Noel knew anything about the school, so it really came out of nowhere.

"We have a pool at the moment, but it has high sides which means it's difficult to get some of the children in and out.

"The new hydrotherapy pool will enable us to lower severely disabled children into the water on a special bed.

"They get greater enjoyment from the water and it helps strengthen their muscles and gives them greater mobility. "

The disc will be auctioned at Dunham Massey on Saturday.

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