Bolton Hospice is hosting its 14th annual Midnight Memories walk on June 20th and wants more people to sign up to make it the best ever, hoping to make every step count. 

Posted on Thursday 13 February 2020 by James Pilkington

The walk begins from Bolton town centre, making the eight-mile journey from Bolton Town Hall, along Chorley New Road directly past the hospice, almost to the Beehive roundabout and back again to celebrate and remember the lives of those loved ones who are no longer with us. 

For those who feel the journey is too long for them, this year the hospice is introducing an alternative six-mile route.

This year the flagship event is sponsored by Stateside Foods with support from Carrs Pasties, and Bolton FM will be with them every step of the way. 

Proceeds go towards helping find the £4 million a year needed to run the hospice and provide free care and support for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. 

For more information and to register for a place, visit

Last week I mentioned how, according to research, the key to having a good day was waking to upbeat music. This week there was a story out of University of Southern California's Brain and Creativity Institute on how music gives some people chills.

According to the study people who get musical shivers apparently have more fibres connecting the auditory cortex-the place in the brain that processes sound-to those parts of the brain that deal with processing emotions. More fibres equals better communication.And better communication allows music and emotions to mingle more freely.

You learn something new every day.  Not all of it useful.