‘The A Band’ is in town for Parkinson’s UK


Article and image by Jonathan White


Sue Pickup, vice chairman of the Crewe and District Parkinson’s UK charity, and her family and fellow committee members are getting ready for a fund raising event at the Civic Hall in Nantwich.

On Saturday 3rd November, the branch will be hosting ‘The A Band’ and lead singers Natalie McGrath and Alex Stewart.

The A Band is ranked among Britain’s premier function bands with a 9-strong line up of musicians.

Their repertoire is broad and includes the big band and Rat Pack classics, rock and roll, soul, disco, plus the biggest hits of the 70s, 80s, 90s and current chart numbers.

Sue said: “As well as generating vital funds for Parkinson’s UK research, these events help raise awareness and fund the activities we organise to support local people affected by Parkinsons.

“This is our 5th event since 2010 and we have some great entertainment lined up, luxury hog roast, and  a silent auction with many prizes on offer including; a VIP tour of Bentley Motors, a signed Manchester United T shirt and a spa break at Rookery Hall Hotel.”

Tickets are £25 can be purchased from or directly from the Civic Hall, Nantwich.

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Parkinson’s UK is a national charity committed to changing attitudes to Parkinson’s, funding cutting edge research to find a cure for the disease.

The Crewe and District Branch of Parkinson’s UK aims to support local people affected and has over 100 members.