A SENIOR Carer took on the challenge of doing 3,000 squats for The Alzheimer's Society.

Caroline Knowles, who works at Ash Tree House residential and dementia care home in Hindley, tackled the April Squat Challenge by doing 3,000 squats throughout April.

The money raised went towards helping those living with dementia.

Caroline was inspired to complete this challenge by her mum, who is currently living with dementia in Ash Tree House.

Caroline set a fundraising goal of £100, but managed to raise a massive £640 through her Facebook fundraising page, Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Society.

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, added: "We are thrilled to support Caroline with her challenge, it has been great seeing the residents getting involved.

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