Darryl van Rooy

Climbing for CFA Sunbury

2022

Well, I’m back in a mad attempt to prove 2019 wasn’t a fluke, also meaning I am also back in the gym a lot more than the past two years.

As the focus of the stair climb is mental health, I’ve had a chance to think about who I am trying to represent – who am I doing this for?

Those that know me also know Amy . And because of her, I’m climbing this year for all the Mums and Dads that have kids with a disability – you can call it special needs if you like.

Having a disabled child can be a draining experience as well as a permanent worry – about their future mainly.

There is joy in there, just like any parent has with their kids. But the ongoing reality of never being an empty nester does take the shine off it.

So I’m highlighting a sector of the mental health landscape and also highlighting to myself that I need to take care.


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 John A Santore in memory of their sacrifice made on that fateful day. Read more about John A Santore.

So far, I've raised $5,326 of my $2,500 fundraising goal.

Race result

2022$5,326

7:27.983 Donned and started

Start Line Footage!

Crossing the Finish Line

Note: Some of the footage above may not include footage of you due to stream cuts or content changes for operational reasons

Recent donations from Darryl’s friends

  • $50
    Sara Morrison
    3 months ago ● Get steppin DJ!!
  • $538
    Clean Maintain Restore
    3 months ago
  • $585
    Clean Maintain Restore
    3 months ago
  • $100
    Janelle Parry
    3 months ago ● Look forward to seeing you go back to back winner.

    Thanks, but you might have to come and push.

  • $50
    Leanne Harry
    3 months ago ● In memory of Pete. 🚒❤️😊 Wishing you lots of luck!

    Plenty of good memories of Pete here too.

  • $554
    Clean Maintain Restore
    3 months ago
  • $66
    Batteries
    3 months ago
  • $120
    Clean Maintain Restore
    3 months ago
  • $224
    Clean Maintain Restore
    3 months ago
  • $150
    Diane van Rooy
    4 months ago ● So proud of you.

    Proud of you too.

  • $428
    Clean Maintain Restore
    4 months ago
  • $100
    Faye Mccluskey
    4 months ago ● Go darryl

    You could be backing long odds here, Faye.

  • $50
    Brad and Sarah van Rooy
    4 months ago ● Wishing you the best of luck

    Danke Well!

  • $50
    Gerard McDonald
    4 months ago

    Thanks Gez! I run up 'em, you abseil down 'em.

  • $50
    Tracey van Rooy
    4 months ago ● Smash it Daz!

    Shall do...........well, that's the plan.

  • $345
    Clean Maintain Restore
    4 months ago
  • $50
    Gerard Domingo
    4 months ago

    Thanks Gerard. It all helps.

  • $227
    Clean Maintain Restore
    4 months ago
  • $250
    M & R
    4 months ago ● Good luck. Hope you “wing” it.

    Thank You.

  • $131
    Clean Maintain Restore
    4 months ago
  • $200
    Graham Smith
    4 months ago ● We at Greenlink Solar are proud to support you Darryl. Onwards and upwards. Dont forget the Ibuprofen! Best wishes from all of us.

    Bugger Ibuprofen. Beer tastes better. Thanks again for your support.

  • $326
    Clean Maintain Restore
    5 months ago
  • $552
    Clean Maintain Restore
    5 months ago

Previous year’s results

2020$157


2019$1,080

5:42.437 Donned and started