Rocking out at Leighton Bromswold pub for charity fundraising event

Pete Mear and his band.

Pete Mear and his band. - Credit: Archant

Rock and roll with a spiritual influence is promised at a charity afternoon in Leighton Bromswold.

Singer-songwriter Pete Mear will give a performance at The Green Man to raise money for the fight against Parkinson’s Disease on Sunday, April 26.

To mark the end of the awareness week for the illness, he will be joined by a host of other musicians to provide the soundtrack for the ‘Rock Your Socks Off for Parkinson’s’ event.

Inspired by his Christian faith, his music is all about worship and classic rock credentials. The set list for the day will include a mixture of music to appeal to all ages.

Mear found his passion for music as a youngster and has been involved with musicians and songwriting in many different forms since he was a teenager. He has had a distinguished career producing records and working with many artists including The Blue Giants, Jan Ryminski and Kainos.

And if you’ve got a bit of artistic flair, you can also help the charity efforts by entering a contest.

A ‘paint for Parkinson’s’ competition will be judged at 5pm on the day of the show. Entrants are asked to create a piece based on the theme ‘what makes you happy’ and to submit them by Tuesday, March 31. There is a separate category for children 12 and under.

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There will also be hot food, beer on tap, wine and other refreshments to keep the punters boogying the day away.

After raising just under £1,000 at the first event last year, the organisers now hope to top this and boost their fundraising total for the Huntingdonshire branch of Parkinson’s UK.

The charity supports sufferers of the disease in the area alongside their families and carers.

Nationally, Parkinson’s UK has been financing research into finding better treatments and ways to improve the quality of life of those affected for the last 40 years.

Grab your friends and family for an afternoon of good tunes, good food and good company in the name of charity.

INFORMATION: The event will run from 3pm-6pm in The Barn at the venue. The suggested entry donation is £5. For more, visit To access the competition entry form, go to or call 07916 250187.