A CARE manager who helps people living with dementia has completed a 10-mile swimming challenge for charity.

Limited to swims of just 45 minutes at a time due to Covid restrictions, Sarah Vickers completed her challenge over 30 days.

And after completing a total of 644 lengths, the 29-year-old, who is the care manager at the Wilmslow office of Carefound Home Care, raised more than £300 for the Alzheimer's Society.

Sarah, from Macclesfield, said: “In my role I have seen first-hand how difficult the Covid-19 pandemic has been for those living with dementia.

“I really enjoyed taking part in the Swim for Dementia challenge and I’m very proud my efforts have helped raise money for Alzheimer’s Society.

“The amount raised means more than 1,800 people can access Talking Point, their online forum, where people can learn from each other’s experiences, share their frustrations and their knowledge of local services.”

Linzi Stewart, community fundraising officer at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “Following a difficult year for people with dementia, we are in awe of supporters like Sarah whose brilliant fundraising efforts enable us to reach more people through our vital support services, like the Dementia Connect support line.”

“Our services have been used more than six million times since the first lockdown began in March last year and have been a lifeline to thousands, but there are so many more who urgently need our help.”