Tower leap for Ciaran's Cause

Ciaran Geddes
Ciaran Geddes Photo: .

A Chester FC staff member has completed a terrifying challenge to help raise funds in memory of a young Chester fan who collapsed and died whilst playing football.

Ciaran Geddes, 7, died of heart failure while playing football near his school.

He was a devoted Chester fan and was the team's mascot during a tie against FC United in 2011.

Club Media Officer Jeff Banks leapt from the top of the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas to raise money for the charity set up in his memory. Ciaran's Cause aims to provide lifesaving defibrillators in public places.

The Stratosphere tower, hotel and casino soars above Las Vegas
The Stratosphere tower, hotel and casino soars above Las Vegas Credit: PA

Jeff completed the feat earlier this month. Standing at 1150 ft high, the Stratosphere in Las Vegas is more than double the height of Blackpool Tower and also higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

He said: ''Knowing that Ciaran's dad, Steff Latham, is doing a Tower To Tower challenge himself, cycling from the Eiffel Tower toBlackpool Tower, I thought I'd do my bit and keep with the Tower theme by jumping off the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas.''

'' I wanted to do something special for a charity this year and felt it was right to do it for the charity set up in his memory, Ciaran's Cause.''

To find out more about Jeff's challenge click here.