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 $1,435 of my $1,000 fundraising goal.

Race result


5:06.633 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 David’s friends

  • $200
    Kim Towner
    4 months ago ● Thank you Laarz. For everything you do. Amazing 👏😄
  • $25
    Steven Mark Wainwright
    6 months ago ● A very worthy cause and a great result...well done David.
  • $25
    Megan Gray
    6 months ago
  • $50
    Ange 🌸
    6 months ago ● Nice one Laarz! Such a worthy cause, hope all goes well.
  • $15
    Mark Ellis
    6 months ago ● well Done David
  • $50
    Shalla Thomas
    6 months ago ● Thankyou for all your efforts and great community contributions
  • $25
    6 months ago ● Go get them David !
  • $50
    6 months ago
  • $100
    Martin Quinn
    6 months ago ● Onya mate tks for supporting this great cause.
  • $50
    6 months ago ● Get up it Lars.
  • $25
    Diarna Withers
    7 months 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
    7 months ago ● Good Luck Laarz :)

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

  • $100
    Andrew Pryor
    7 months ago ● Good luck. Smash it out mate!

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

  • $25
    Melissa Brandner
    7 months ago ● Great cause David, you will be amazing

    Thanks so much Mel. 👨‍🚒🙏

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

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

  • $25
    Brad McFadyen
    7 months 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
    7 months ago ● Train hard.

    Many thanks Bernie. We very much appreciate your support

  • $200
    Noel Aherne
    7 months ago ● Well done Laarz

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

  • $20
    Nicole Brady
    7 months ago

    Thanks so much for the support Nic 🙌