Cambridgeshire woman takes flight for dementia research

Cambridgeshire woman takes flight for dementia research

A woman from Cambridgeshire has jumped out of a plane at 10,000 feet to raise money for dementia research.

Trish Tucker raised £1,835 for the Alzheimer's Society on her parachute jump at Chatteris Airfield.

Dementia is an issue that is very close to Ms Tucker's heart, as her mother lived with Alzheimer's disease in the final years of her life.

Having witnessed her mother's decline with the condition, she told the charity that she wanted to help them fight against dementia and raise some much needed funds for research.

"Research in this field is tiny in proportion to other conditions. I wanted to do something to help raise both money and awareness of this horrible disease. Even if it was in a small way, every little helps the society," he said.

The Alzheimer's Research Trust estimates that there are 820,000 people in the UK currently living with dementia, a figure that continues to rise year-on-year.

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