Chris May

Climbing for FRV Richmond

G’day Everyone,

I’m participating in the 2020 Virtual Stair climb.

On the 13th or September and 8th of October, I’m going to don my work PPE and climb the tower to raise funds and awareness for first responder mental health.

I know times are tough this year, but if you have a bit to give, it goes along way!!

Post Traumatic Stress is an incredibly close topic to me, having many friends that live with this injury including myself, some of whom have succumbed to the trauma and taken their own lives.

I am fortunate enough to have great support I my Family, my amazing partner Laura, my Military mates, my Forrest Fire Management mates and former colleagues, our CFA volunteers and my good mates and second family Fire Rescue Victoria colleagues!

The stair climb aims to raise $500 000 much needed dollars for Black Dog institute, Lifeline and the Emergency Service Foundation. The current stats on mental health are:

• 3 million Australians are living with depression and anxiety
• 1 in 4 Australians will suffer from a mental illness in their lifetime
• Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44
• Over 3,000 Australians die by suicide every year, an average of eight people every day.
• 10% of our Emergency Services Members suffer from PTSI
• In 2015 alone, 41 members of the Australian Defence Force died by their own hand on home soil, which is more than we lost on the battlefield during 14 years of war in Afghanistan
• Between 2001 and 2016, 373 members of the ADF took their own lives

So help me Step Up and tackle mental health.

So far, I've raised $4,273 of my $5,000 fundraising goal.

I've completed 12,546 steps towards our overall goal of 1,000,000 steps.

Recent donations from Chris’s friends

  • $50
    Ann Nguyen
    one month ago ● Way to go corporal. Awesome stuff.
  • $50
    Matt and Ange Kyle
    one month ago
  • $25
    Simone Farbas
    one month ago ● Good luck!

    Thanks Simone!!

  • $50
    Harley
    one month ago ● Well done big fella!

    Cheers Bud!

  • $50
    Claire
    one month ago ● Thank you My dad was a MFB fireman that lost his battle with mental health in 2005. It’s a great thing you are doing. Good luck!

    Thanks Claire. That is such a shame. I’m sorry for the loss of your dad!

  • $75
    H
    one month ago ● What a stellar effort bro! Well done
  • $25
    Cam James
    one month ago ● good on you mate

    Thanks bro beans

  • $100
    Mitchell watkins
    one month ago ● Great work mate keep going. Great to see how high you have climbed. Awesome.

    Thanks buddy. Really appreciate it!!

  • $50
    William Hester
    one month ago ● Good job mate

    Thanks Billy boy!!

  • $25
    Kathy Silcock
    one month ago

    Thanks So much Kathy!!

  • $100
    Brendan Green
    one month ago ● Keep up the good fight legend and I hope to see for drink in the not too distant future 👍🍻

    Mate, I would absolutely be there for a beer and a yarn. Thanks heaps legend!

  • $100
    Grant Theelen
    one month ago ● Good work big fullah, this donation is the least I can do, let me know how else I can help

    Thanks brudda!! Means a hell of a lot. If you can share the page with your mates or anyone who can donate at the moment, that’d be unreal!! Much love bro beans

  • $25
    Alex Parker
    one month ago ● Awesome effort Maysie

    Thanks Buddy! Really appreciate it!!

  • $25
    Chris Burke
    one month ago ● Great work mate!!

    Cheers Burkey!

  • $20
    Katie
    one month ago

    Thanks Katie!!

  • $10
    Darryl Kelly
    one month ago ● Well done Chris, wish it could be more at this time. Darryl

    Thanks Darryl, every cent counts. I wouldn’t be here without you mate! Thanks

  • $30
    Jack McNeilage
    one month ago ● Keep up the good work mate.

    Thanks Jack!

  • $25
    Kelly Duniam
    one month ago ● Keep up at the great work Masy!!

    Thanks kel!

  • $25
    Jack
    one month ago ● Cardio is hardio

    Thanks Jackie Boi!!

  • $100
    Danny ODea
    one month ago

    Thanks Danny!!

  • $50
    Sam hodge
    one month ago

    Cheers Hodgo!!

  • $50
    Keith Ross
    one month ago

    Thanks Keith!!

  • $50
    Neil
    one month ago ● "Duty First!" - 2Cav

    Second to Faithful cos were blue!

  • $111
    Karanbir singh
    one month ago

    Thanks Bro!

  • $50
    Alex Grice
    one month ago ● You’re my hero Maysie!

    Honoured! 😆

  • $50
    Emmanuel Heaume
    2 months ago ● well done Chris!

    Thanks big dog!! Much appreciation

  • $40
    Lashy
    2 months ago ● Good stuff mate!

    Cheers Lashman!!

  • $25
    Fee Hanley
    2 months ago ● Keep doing what you do x

    Thanks Fee!! Much appreciation!!

  • $25
    Shelley Jones
    2 months ago ● You’re amazing, I’m in awe.

    Thanks Shel, always supportive you are!! 😊

  • $25
    Ben redman
    2 months ago ● Massive kudos to you bro

    Thanks Red! Legend!!

  • $50
    KS
    2 months ago ● Solid effort mate, great work with your advocacy.

    Cheers Boss!

  • $50
    Ash Steer
    2 months ago ● Great stuff mate, the burn was real.

    The burn was very real! Haha thanks again bro!

  • $50
    Nick
    2 months ago ● Keep it up mate!

    Cheers Brother!!

  • $25
    Stuart B
    2 months ago

    Cheers big Stu balls

  • $25
    Kurt Bloomfield
    2 months ago

    Cheers Bloomy

  • $50
    JM
    2 months ago

    Thanks

  • $50
    Jack Kimberley
    2 months ago

    Thanks kimbo slice

  • $50
    Andrew Donaldson
    2 months ago

    Thanks mate!!

  • $50
    Michael Plant
    2 months ago

    Cheers Legend. Thanks for the shoutout

  • $25
    Al Mason
    2 months ago ● 👏🏼 - well done bro

    Thanks mate!!

  • $100
    Alex Tomlin
    2 months ago ● You go girlfriend

    *snaps fingers* mmmmhmmmmm

  • $25
    Jeremy buchanan
    2 months ago ● You are man chris... we appreciate your motivation.. if YOU yourself ever need anything... just sing out!

    Thanks brother! Appreciate the offer!!

  • $25
    Pam Ubilla
    2 months ago ● Such a tough year for all, harder for some. Thanks for stepping up to fight depression, PTSI and suicide. Keep up the amazing work Trooper.

    Thanks Pam! Lovely words!!

  • $150
    Medcalf
    2 months ago ● keep up the good work mate

    Meddy!! You legend!! Thanks bro!

  • $25
    Doug and Theresa Waldron
    2 months ago ● Well done as always.

    Thank you very much!

  • $50
    Christopher Poulton
    2 months ago ● smashing it mate, well done. stay safe love you man

    Thanks bro, you too... love you also brother!

  • $25
    Josh Poole
    2 months ago ● Awesome work mate!

    Thanks Pooley

  • $100
    Robbie zerebni
    2 months ago ● Keep at it bro

    Cheers Robbie

  • $50
    Guts
    2 months ago ● Nice work bud

    Thanks Guts!!

  • $50
    Kathleen Miller
    2 months ago ● The Millers enjoy your antics

    Thanks Miller family!

  • $50
    Rosemary & Mike Jarrad
    2 months ago ● Good on you

    Thanks very much Rosemary and Mike

  • $100
    Nick and Kathryn
    2 months ago

    Thanks fam! 😂

  • $200
    Charlie McLaughlin
    2 months ago ● Great work mate.

    Thanks Charrrrlliieee!! And Matty and co!

  • $20
    Patrick Kane
    2 months ago ● Love your work Maysie

    Thanks boss man!!

  • $100
    Brad Battin
    2 months ago ● you never fail to support others

    Cheers Brad!!

  • $25
    Owen Jones
    2 months ago

    Thanks brother !

  • $100
    Patricia Gibbons
    2 months ago ● Great job Chris. An initiative that I'm also passionate about; mental health awareness for first responders. Maybe I'll aim to join you one year in my kit too?

    I’ll see you there!!

  • $50
    Reg Stott
    2 months ago

    Thanks Reg, what a lad!!!

  • $50
    Peter and Andy
    2 months ago ● Well done Chris! Proud of you

    Thanks Pete and Andy!

  • $25
    Simon Curtis
    2 months ago

    Thanks Simon!!

  • $25
    Melissa Saunders
    2 months ago ● Well done mate

    Thanks Mel!

  • $50
    Thomas Zyla-Cook
    2 months ago ● Great work mate!!! Keep it up!!!

    Woooww Thanks Bro!

  • $50
    David Jacobsen
    2 months ago ● Good job mate on bringing attention to something that is close to my heart and something that I think doesn't get enough recognition. My family and I are cheering you on to keep climbing and reach your donation goal. Hope this helps.

    Thanks bro!! Much love! Everything helps!!

  • $50
    Rob and Silvi May
    2 months ago ● Great effort...

    Thanks very much!

  • $50
    Nick Ryan
    2 months ago ● well done mate

    Thanks brother!!

  • $25
    Tegs and Ben
    2 months ago

    Thanks Gang!! 😊

  • $25
    Richard Domeyer
    2 months ago ● well done Chris. proud of ya. this is such a good cause. hat of to ya mate!!

    Thanks brother! I really want the FFMV guys and girls to get around this. Hope you’re well brother!

  • $25
    Carly Williams
    2 months ago ● You're an absolute inspiration Chris!!!!

    Thanks Carly!!

  • $50
    Laura Jarrad
    2 months ago ● Proud of you xxx

    Thanks sweetheart! Xx

  • $50
    Craig Hancock
    2 months ago

    Cheers Hanno!

  • $50
    Kurt Thompson
    2 months ago ● Go well mate

    Thanks Mate

  • $50
    Callum Still
    2 months ago ● Great work legend

    Thanks brother!

  • $25
    Scott McCrimmon
    2 months ago ● Good on you bud. Miss ya face ya tool.

    Thanks bro, miss your ugly mug too!!

  • $25
    Nikita Harris
    2 months ago ● Good thing you’re doing here. Good luck man!! :)

    Thanks Nik!!!

  • $80
    Erin Mason
    2 months ago ● Gooodluck!

    Thanks Erin!!!

  • $25
    Robert Jensen
    2 months ago

    Thanks Big guy!

  • $50
    dennis andrews
    2 months ago ● Great work buddy.

    Thanks Den!