Sara steps up for Dementia UK

A school administrator is continuing to walk on even though an official March charity fundraising challenge has ended.

Sara Mahiques and Ted the cavapoo
Sara Mahiques and Ted the cavapoo

Sara Mahiques initially decided to complete a 100km challenge during March in memory of her mother, Mary Turner, who was known as Meg to her friends and who died in December two years ago.

Mother-of-two Sara, who works at Smestow Secondary School, and lives at Castlecroft, was her mother’s carer as she suffered from an extremely rare form of dementia.

Now as Sara walks to raise awareness and raise vital funds for Dementia UK her mother’s words of “lose weight and keep moving” are recalled.

Sara said: “Mum would have been tremendously proud of me.

“I have lost nearly a stone in weight and I do feel a lot better for it and I have so far raised £1,090 for Dementia UK.

“Ted, my furry grandson as I call him, is my daughter Laura’s cavapoo and he joins me on my walks.

“Also because of safety either one of my daughters, Laura or Louise, or my husband, David, join me. Having completed the challenge and with money still coming in I decided to continue my walks.

“I always wanted to help raise money and am determined to keep going as donations continue to come in through the gofunding page linked to Facebook.

“I now complete about four to eight kilometres and we have been walking around Castlecroft and down by the canal.

“There are some beautiful walks and I really have enjoyed doing this and would love to think I could raise £2,000.”

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