A COUPLE will take on the Midnight Memories Walk in memory of a relative who died from cancer.

Daniel White, aged 30, of Brownlow Fold, Horwich, will be joined by his wife Leanne, aged 23, whose uncle Herbert Hall died from cancer in 2010, aged 58.

Mrs White’s friend’s late sister, Jacqueline Cummingham, was also treated by Bolton Hospice after being diagnosed with bowel cancer.

The couple, who raised £45 at last year’s Midnight Memories Walk, are aiming to raise £100 this time.

Mr White, a signmaker, said: “I’m looking forward to it. It’s always good fun and it’ll be good to catch up with people from last year.

“I think this event is brilliant. It’s quite surreal when the roads are empty and you get all sorts of encouragement from passers-by.

“This is a great way of publicising the work of Bolton Hospice as best we can.

“When you consider that one in three people will probably need Bolton Hospice at some point, it shows how vital their work is.”

The work of hospices has played a key part in Mr White’s family — his uncle, Steve Ellis, who survived pancreatic cancer, was treated by staff from Dr Kershaw’s Hospice in Oldham.

Mrs White, who is also taking part in her second successive Midnight Memories Walk, said: “It’s really helpful that Daniel and I are doing this together — it’s nice to know that he’s there supporting me.

“It was such a good laugh last year. There’s a real buzz on the night. We can’t wait for it.”

To donate towards the couple’s walk, visit Mrs White’s JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/Leanne-White2.