A TEAM of five brave women have taken the plunge from 10,000ft to help raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Caregivers from Home Instead Senior Care performed a tandem skydive and managed to collect £3,000 from their fundraising efforts.

The team was made up by Georgia Highet, Lorraine Hodges, Kathleen Springer, Katie Holder and Claire Golding.

Philip Keohane, owner of Home Instead, said: “We are all aware of the impact dementia has, not only for our clients, but also for their families and loved ones.

"Dementia is becoming more prevalent and we want to support the research which is being carried out which will hopefully cure or help combat the disease.

“We are all so proud of the team, they really did go the extra mile to raise a lot of money for a great cause.”

Home Instead is a company which specialises in caring for older people in their own homes and many of these patients live with Alzheimer’s.

Ms Highet added: “I feel it is my duty to help in any way that I can to help raise awareness of dementia. The jump was such an exhilarating feeling, a real achievement.

“From myself and the team, we would also like to thank everyone who has kindly donated towards our fundraising. We know it will be gratefully received by the Alzheimer’s Society.

"We now need to think what our next fundraising challenge will be.”