Wigan senior carer takes on April squat challenge for Alzheimers

A senior Wigan carer put herself through a gruelling fitness ordeal to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

By Holly Pritchard
Wednesday, 11th May 2022, 4:55 am

Caroline Knowles was inspired to take part in the Squat Challenge by her mum, who is currently living with dementia at Ash Tree House residential and dementia home in Hindley operated by Ideal Carehomes.

She set herself a charity goal of £100, but managed to raise a massive £640 through her Facebook fundraising page for the society.

To complete the challenge, participants had to complete 3,000 squats throughout April and the money raised went to Dementia UK.

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Senior Carer at Ash Tree House residential and dementia care home in Wigan, Caroline Knowles, tackled the April Squat Challenge to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

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She said: "I really enjoyed the challenge to raise money for Dementia UK, which is so close to my heart due to my mum living here at Ash Tree House with dementia.

“I’m already thinking of my next challenge and how we can involve all of our lovely residents!”

Home manager at Ash Tree House, Chris Durnan, said: “We are thrilled to support Caroline with her challenge, it has been great seeing the residents getting involved.

Caroline Knowles completed the April Squat Challenge with proceeds donated to Dementia UK.

"Caroline is very passionate about dementia and I’m sure this won’t be her last challenge to raise money and awareness.”

Ash Tree House provides exceptional standards of care 24 hours a day, in a safe and luxurious environment.

Ideal Carehomes carers aim to promote independence and give residents peace of mind to enjoy the facilities and services available.

The residents benefit from a variety of inspirational day spaces and landscaped gardens, plus a wide-ranging programme of activities.

Senior Carer at Ash Tree House residential and dementia care home in Wigan, Caroline Knowles, tackled the April Squat Challenge to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

For further information about Ideal Carehomes, please visit www.idealcarehomes.co.uk.