Chantelle Dawes

Climbing for CFA Bacchus Marsh

“Seeing a doctor for your cough is just as important as seeing a psychologist for your mental health.” It’s okay, to not be okay.

Currently, a volunteer with Bacchus Marsh, climbing to raise money for mental health awareness, as this lives very close to my heart. I personally know what these firefighters and defence personnel deal with, and understand how important it is fund this cause.

On Saturday 2nd of September 2023, Firefighters and Emergency services personnel from across Australia and the globe will descend upon Melbourne to ascend the gruelling 28 Floors of the Crown Metropol raising vital funds for Cancer Research and Crisis Support!

Our climbers will battle 28 floors in up to 25kg of turnout gear and breathing apparatus as a symbol of the burden of significant health and well-being issues faced by our first responders and their families on a daily basis, some will also be breathing \\\\”on air\\\\” through a self contained breathing apparatus adding a extra level of difficulty to their climb.

We need your help to raise $700,000 to support our beneficiaries, Lifeline, Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation and 000Foundation

9/11 Memorial

The Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb remembers the 343 Firefighters that lost their lives in the line of duty on 11th September 2001.

My stair climb race bib will include the name and photo of FDNY Firefighter Durrell V Pearsall in memory of their sacrifice made on that fateful day. Search and read more about Durrell V Pearsall.

So far, I've raised $1,041 of my $1,000 fundraising goal.

Race result


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Recent donations from Chantelle’s friends

  • $20
    Scott Pepin
    3 months ago ● Good luck Chantelle. I sure you will do yourself and the brigade proud on your way to the top! RIP Durrell
  • $150
    Ashley Mann
    3 months ago ● Go for it girl! Go hard! Well done. You should be so proud. We are all behind you.

    Thank you so much Ash! This means the world to me, and those suffering mental health. ❤️🚑

  • $50
    Chris and Gill
    3 months ago ● Go for it Telle😉😉

    Couldn’t do this without your support. Love you both. ❤️❤️

  • $25
    Gerravie Malanyaon
    3 months ago ● Good luck gal!!! What an amazing cause to contribute to xxx

    Thank you so much girl! Definitely an amazing cause! ❤️❤️

  • $25
    Yasmin Kirkham
    5 months ago ● Go Chantelle!! xx

    Thank you so so much. ❤️❤️❤️

  • $40
    5 months ago ● You go girl xx

    Thank Chloe! Your support means so much. ❤️🚑 hope I don’t need you. 👌🏽

  • $30
    5 months ago ● You got this!!

    Thank you so much Brad! This means so much. ❤️❤️

  • $50
    5 months ago ● Go well xx

    Thanks Regan, ❤️ will do you proud. 🥰

  • $40
    Kiri and shaz
    6 months ago ● Good luck and have fun x

    Thanks sisters! Appreciate the support. ❤️😍

  • $150
    6 months ago ● Proud of you! 💕

    Thank you soo much! ❤️🚑❤️🚑, this means so much!

  • $25
    6 months ago ● Well done sis. Xx

    Thanks sister, appreciate you, ❤️❤️

  • $50
    Bethany Birkett
    6 months ago ● Go for it Chantelle! Amazing work!

    Thank you Bethany! Appreciate the donation ❤️🚑

  • $25
    7 months ago

    Thank you so much ❤️🚑

  • $50
    Perth Family
    7 months ago ● Good Luck

    Thank you very much!! I appreciate it fam! ❤️❤️❤️

  • $200
    Damon Moritz
    7 months ago ● All the best and good luck this year, ma'am! :)

    Thank you ever so much! Appreciate it greatly! 🚒

  • $15
    Ryan Patrikeos
    7 months ago

    Thanks Ryan ❤️

  • $50
    Caitlin Styles
    7 months ago ● You go girl- You’ve got this!

    Thank you!!!!! Appreciate you muchly! ❤️

Previous year’s results



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