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Those Travellin’ Strings sure did do it again

The Date Friday 5th August 2016, the time 20:00hrs and the venue St John Fisher in Kearsley. Those Travellin’ Strings sure did it again! Another incredible event in Aid of the Worried About My Daddy Alzheimer’s Appeal raising another amazing £1,711.34 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

This was a three-hour extravaganza consisting of tracks from famous artist like The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Herman’s Hermits, John Denver and many, many more PLUS two un-announced guest appearances from not only the famous ‘Dean Martin’ but also none other than the one and only ‘Elvis Presley’.

In addition to this was a very, very special appearance from Christine Tongue who contacted Chris and explained that she is a care worker at a care home in Atherton looking after people with Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. Christine wanted to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society too and went on to say that she would like to do a sponsored head shave live in front of the audience at the gig!!!! How extremely brave of her!

So, a fun packed evening was on the cards and all of those who attended were not disappointed.

The Travellin’ Strings did their first set waxing lyrical with a set packed with old favorites warming the audience up for things to come.


Dean Martin aka Chris Ward did a rendition of that old classic “Little Old Wine Drinker Me” and Elvis (the Pelvis) aka Colin O Brian sang the timeless classic “Its Only Make Believe”.

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True to her word Christine very bravely had her golden locks shaved off to thunderous applause raising an amazing £555 for the Alzheimer’s Society. A special and deserving mention to Christine for such a great job. We hope your hair grows back soon?

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Before we knew it, it was time for the second set from the Travellin’ Strings with a variety of dance and sing-a-long-songs taking us to the end of the evening. By this time the audience were up having a fine old time dancing and singing their heads off. A great night was had by all.

Events like this don’t just happen so we would like to say a big THANK YOU to all who helped on the organization and running of the event:

A special mention to friends from St John Fisher who kept a very well stocked bar and efficiently served the food that was supplied by Wilsons Pies of Kearsley. They also organized and ran the raffle which was held during the break.

And of course a massive THANKS to the Travellin’ Strings for all their hard work and effort on this and all the other events they have supported.

An outstanding total of £1,711.34 was raised which is pretty amazing. This brings our total to £16,185.  Our £20,000 goal is within reach, we just need to work hard and focus for the next few months to achieve it. If you would like to donate, please follow this link  to our Just Giving Page. Thank you.



Click the image below to see what happened on the night!


Interview Chris Ward and Joe Barnwell Salford City Radio Alzhiemer’s Disease

On Saturday 25th May 2013 Chris Ward met Joe Barnwell at Salford City Radio 94.4fm to do an interview about his latest song “Worried About My Daddy” and the devastating affects that Alzheimer’s Disease has on Alzheimer sufferers, family and friends.  The interview carried out by Joe investigated how the song came about and how to go about getting involved in supporting the drive to wipe Alzheimer’s off the face of the planet.

A big thanks to Joe and the team: Leona, Speedy Steve and Steve Yorke for the opportunity to play the song and all the help and support with promoting the song and our cause to raise £20k for the Alzheimer’s society and Alzheimer’s awareness.

1369756824034_upload.jpgPlease share this post with your friends in anyway you can and go to http://worriedaboutmydaddy.com/ to watch the Worried About My Daddy video introduced by Sir Cliff Richard a touching portrayal of our experience of our dad’s struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease.  Not only that you can download the song for FREE and donate to the fight against this world wide epidemic that is  Alzheimer’s Disease.

Dave and Chris Ward