KINGSWINFORD thrill-seeker Leo Chell is already thinking about his next hair-raising fund-raising exploits after following up a skydive with a daring bungee jump.

The 38-year-old E.ON employee leapt out of a plane from more than 13,000ft to raise more than £1,000 for the Alzheimer's Society last year.

And while his recent bungee jump clocked up a comparatively small 160ft, it was still half the height of Big Ben's tower as he took his overall fundraising tally past £1,500.

Daredevil Leo is part of the 'Kingswinford Jumpers' - a group he set up with colleagues based at E.ON’s High Street office to raise funds for the charity.

Last year’s skydive, which saw Leo joined by colleague Lorie Hollies, raised more than £1,000 for the charity.

Although he undertook the recent 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.

He 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!"