A CARE assistant from North Yorkshire has taken on a walking challenge to support the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of her dad.

Fiona Scarce, a home care assistant at The Great Care Company, embarked on a three-hour journey from her home near Easingwold with her companion, Popeye the Jack Russell.

Fiona walked in memory of her dad, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and for all the clients at The Great Care Company who are currently living with similar conditions.

Fiona said: “I work with a number of clients who have a dementia, I can see first-hand the impact it has on peoples’ lives.

“Doing the walk brought back fond memories of my dad who loved walking and hiking.

“In a small way it also helped me to be involved in something that would make a difference to other people - especially the people I support in my work.

The Memory Walk was not only a way to hold high the memory of those lost and living with dementia, but a way to help find a cure and raise awareness of dementia.

Thanks to all of her supporters, Fiona managed to smash her target of £100 and raised a total of £145 for the charity so far.

“The Great Care Company has been right behind me with their support and input, which gave me the push I needed to do this challenge,” Fiona added.

“I was glad to be there for our lovely clients and to be able to make their lives a little easier,” she went on to say.

With almost a quarter of their clients having some form of dementia, The Great Care Company work to provide the support required to help people to maintain their independence and quality of life.