It is nearly the season of giving, and giving is good.

Posted on Thursday 15 November 2018 by James Pilkington

Bolton FM's 'Young Voices' is in full swing. 'Young Voices' works with young carers between the ages of 10 and 18 years of age who are caring for a parent with mental health issues.

Living with mental health issues is hard and it can affect children in families too which is why we're running free activities that revolve
around creative sessions and workshops in the recording studio and 'think' rooms helping these young people learn new skills and improving their confidence through the medium of radio and digital media.

We're also giving school children across Bolton the opportunity to see how radio shows are made letting them build shows of their own.

Next week there's a special one hour show about how volunteers from Bolton at Home flew to parts of Eastern Europe to take part in a two-week project that helped to improve the lives of people living in deprived areas.

A group of 12 went to Romania, where they worked in partnership with FAST Charity Romania to improve the homes of the Roma communities within villages across Sacele. As well as building work which included connecting houses to a water supply, the volunteers spent time at the 'integration centre' and supported the education of children and their families and their integration into the wider community.

Join Jamie Moore on Wednesday 21st November from 8pm to find out more about the great work young people from Bolton have been doing and how they benefited from the experience.

This weekend we're at Curley's fisheries for their Christmas Fair. It promises to be a magical event with gifts available for the whole family, and the Bolton FM Roadshow Van will be there playing out music for everyone.