SATURDAY night will be filled with fun, laughter and dancing as thousands set off on the annual Midnight Memories Walk.

This annual eight-mile walk is the jewel in the crown of Bolton Hospice’s yearly fundraising efforts through the year.

However, they will not be resting on their laurels as Monday marks the launch of their next big event, the Bubble Rush 5k fun run.

Maria Passarello, events manager for the hospice, said: “The Bubble Rush 5k welcomes supporters of all ages and abilities.

“It is family friendly fun and fabulously foamy!

“We have had supporters taking part with little ones in prams, pushchairs and even people in wheelchairs have been able to enjoy this wonderful event.

“It confirms the loyal support of local people towards Bolton Hospice and is a fun way of being able to fundraise.

“Even children can do their part to raise money, which is always very motivating for young people when they know they are making a difference to a charity!”

Bubble Rush is a five kilometre fun run aimed at all ages and abilities, held in Queens Park, Bolton each year.

During the run those taking part will pass through four inflatable “bubble stations” covering them from head to toe in coloured foam as they enjoy the day.

Huge cannons shoot the bubbles out constantly creating super fun foam zones throughout the park and the Bolton Hospice event is an exclusive double-bubble event so you can travel through each bubble station twice.

Registration for the event opens on Monday on the Bolton Hospice website and the event will take place Sunday, September 8 with the first wave of runners starting at noon.

Once participants have completed the inclusive event they will receive a special Bubble Rush medal.

The first 500 people to register will receive early bird prices, £15 for adults, £6.50 for children 16 and under. A family entry (two adults, two children) is £45.

Regular prices are £20 for adults, £10 for children and £50 for a family.

Those taking part in the Midnight Memories Walk on Saturday will set off from The Market Place Shopping Centre.

They can check in from 6.30pm to 9.30pm while the entertainment and warm up takes place on the ground floor.

Walkers will set off at 10pm on an eight-mile circuit over around four hours.

The hospice hopes to raise a huge £80,000 with the 13th annual Midnight Memories Walk.