David Laarhoven

Climbing for FR NSW Coffs Harbour

Hi. On September 10th I’ll be climbing 28 floors in 25kg of turnout gear & breathing apparatus; helping to raise $600,000+ to improve support services, fund research, remove stigmas and raise awareness of mental health issues.

Please help me “Step up to fight depression, PTSI and suicide” by sponsoring me below.

Thanks to our sponsors, 100% of every dollar donated will go to mental health.

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 David J Fontana in memory of their sacrifice made on that fateful day. Read more about David J Fontana.

So far, I've raised $1,235 of my $1,000 fundraising goal.

Race result


5:06.633 Donned and started

Start Line Footage!

Crossing the Finish Line

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Recent donations from David’s friends

  • $25
    Steven Mark Wainwright
    14 days ago ● A very worthy cause and a great result...well done David.
  • $25
    Megan Gray
    15 days ago
  • $50
    Ange 🌸
    19 days ago ● Nice one Laarz! Such a worthy cause, hope all goes well.
  • $15
    Mark Ellis
    19 days ago ● well Done David
  • $50
    Shalla Thomas
    19 days ago ● Thankyou for all your efforts and great community contributions
  • $25
    20 days ago ● Go get them David !
  • $50
    20 days ago
  • $100
    Martin Quinn
    20 days ago ● Onya mate tks for supporting this great cause.
  • $50
    one month ago ● Get up it Lars.
  • $25
    Diarna Withers
    one month ago ● Such a great thing to do to bring awareness to the struggles that so many people face.

    Thank you very much for your support Diarna 🙌🧑‍🚒

  • $100
    Sharon Peterson
    one month ago ● Good Luck Laarz :)

    Thank you very much for your support Shazzi' 🙌🧑‍🚒

  • $100
    Andrew Pryor
    one month ago ● Good luck. Smash it out mate!

    So grateful Andy. Thank you 👨‍🚒🤜🤛👨‍🚒

  • $25
    Melissa Brandner
    one month ago ● Great cause David, you will be amazing

    Thanks so much Mel. 👨‍🚒🙏

  • $100
    The Happy Frog
    one month ago ● Go LAARZ ! What a great cause.

    Kim and the Happy Frog team. Thank you 👨‍🚒🙏

  • $25
    Brad McFadyen
    one month ago ● Awesome work Cuz. An amazing charity/challenge you are participating in! # Big Heart ❤️ Go get them stairs ✅

    Thanks Brad. Getting too old for this but always up for a challenge

  • $200
    Bernie Pilgrim
    one month ago ● Train hard.

    Many thanks Bernie. We very much appreciate your support

  • $200
    Noel Aherne
    one month ago ● Well done Laarz

    Thank you so much for your support Noel. All the best to the family.

  • $20
    Nicole Brady
    one month ago

    Thanks so much for the support Nic 🙌