14
May
2018
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15:29
Europe/London

Leo leads E.ON’s ‘Kingswinford Jumpers’ with 160ft bungee jump

The work carried out by Alzheimer’s Society is close to my heart. My stepfather has dementia and the support that my family has received has been invaluable in helping us to continue with our lives and deal with a very difficult situation.
Leo Chell, Lead Customer Services Adviser

After a successful skydive in aid of Alzheimer’s Society last year, 38-year old Leo Chell has taken to the skies again with a bungee jump equivalent to almost half the height of Big Ben’s tower.

Leo joined colleagues based at E.ON’s High Street office to form the ‘Kingswinford Jumpers’, with some of them undertaking sponsored challenges in the sky and others supporting their fundraising efforts, all in aid of Alzheimer’s Society.

 

Last year’s skydive, which saw Leo joined by colleague Lorie Hollies, raised more than £1,000 for the charity. Although he undertook this bungee jump by himself, Leo was again supported by colleagues and so far has raised a further £580.

Alzheimer’s Society has been E.ON’s official charity partner since 2016, with all the money raised by employees and donated by the company going to help the work of community-based Dementia Support Workers. Leo decided to combine his desire to undertake some challenging jumps with his commitment to raising funds for Alzheimer’s Society.

Leo said: “The work carried out by Alzheimer’s Society is close to my heart. My stepfather has dementia and the support that my family has received has been invaluable in helping us to continue with our lives and deal with a very difficult situation. I set myself these challenges because I wanted to give something back.

”I only set out to try to raise £250 with the bungee jump, but to have already smashed this collectively as the team of Kingswinford Jumpers is really gratifying. After last year’s skydive, I decided to carry on jumping, and fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society.

“The bungee jump was an amazing experience. I wasn’t nervous until I reached the top and was about to jump, but then it was all over and I was back on the ground. It was over so quickly that I’m already thinking about the Kingswinford Jumpers’ next challenge!”

Visit eonenergy.com/charity for more information about E.ON’s partnership with Alzheimer’s Society.

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Notes to editors

Photos show E.ON’s Leo Chell completing his latest fundraising challenge in aid of Alzheimer’s Society.

For more information contact:

Jane Branscombe, 02476 183 681, Jane.branscombe@eon-uk.com

Naomi Troy, 02476 180 523, Naomi.troy@eon-uk.com

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