Ember The Service Dog

Climbing for FRV Portland

Hi. On September 10th I’ll be climbing 28 floors in 25kg of kit and 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 Christian Regenhard in memory of their sacrifice made on that fateful day. Read more about Christian Regenhard.

So far, I've raised $15,247 of my $15,000 fundraising goal.

Race result

2022$15,247

19:05.880 Donned only

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 Ember’s friends

  • $100
    Leo Brogan
    2 months ago ● loved seeing Ember on the ABC news breakfast last week
  • $25
    Marisha Patton
    3 months ago
  • $25
    Elaine
    3 months ago
  • $25
    Carol Williams
    3 months ago ● Go team Ember!
  • $100
    Jacqui Parkinson
    3 months ago
  • $20
    Ana Rodriguez
    3 months ago ● I've just seen Ember on ABC's News Breakfast! This is to support a great cause as many struggle with mental health.
  • $25
    Deb Arnold
    3 months ago ● Well done Ember
  • $25
    Edwina Shaw
    3 months ago ● Go Ember!
  • $25
    Andrew Newman
    3 months ago
  • $25
    Glenn Roberts
    3 months ago ● You’re amazing Ember
  • $250
    Maddie Brown
    3 months ago ● Brilliant cause with amazing participants. Goodluck guys, you'll smash it!
  • $50
    Katrina Hamer
    3 months ago ● Good luck Ember and Hooman. I know you will smash it. Katrina
  • $5000
    Volvo Trucks Australia
    3 months ago ● It was fantastic to meet you at the recent AFAC conference and hear all about the amazing work that you are doing to not only support fire and service personnel at times of need, but to also raise awareness of mental health issues. With safety being one of our core values, like yourself we are very committed to doing whatever we can to promote better heath and well-being for all. Good luck Ember on your stair climb challenge this week!
  • $50
    Anonymous
    3 months ago ● Great work Ember
  • $275
    Margaret & Agnus Cafe Donation Tin
    3 months ago ● Awesome, woof woof
  • $5
    Trudy Hosking
    3 months ago ● Can't afford a lot but think you and your hooman are awesome! ❤️❤️
  • $100
    Loren Rotunno
    3 months ago ● I'm worried about the weight of your kit but know you'll do a great job. Go Ember!
  • $25
    Deborah Jones
    3 months ago ● Do your best Ember, but look after yourself and Nat. Have fun and know how special you are. xx
  • $20
    Beverley Caddell
    3 months ago ● Go Ember
  • $2500
    CEJN Australia
    3 months ago ● Go Ember Go!!! There's a RED HOT Schmacko waiting up the top for you :) Happy to support a great cause ....when Ember wins she's off to HollyWOOF with a stop over in SanFranBisco. Make sure to # yourself on InstaPAW and FaceWOOF so we can all howl and lick everyone when you WIN....
  • $25
    Justin Pape
    3 months ago ● Run
  • $50
    Ric’s Pizza Portland
    3 months ago ● Woof Woof 🐶
  • $110
    Portland Donations
    3 months ago ● Thank you
  • $35
    Conor and Rahul
    3 months ago
  • $25
    Bianca rayner
    3 months ago ● You are amazing Ember!
  • $50
    Maree
    3 months ago ● Great work Ember and Nat!!
  • $100
    Jesse & Sam from Built for Advanture
    3 months ago ● Well done Nat & Ember!!
  • $50
    Lynette Keenan
    4 months ago ● Good luck Ember, and thanks for All the kisses and cuddles when you were visiting the Northern Beaches. Lynette and Meabh
  • $25
    Rich, Han and Jerry boi!
    4 months ago ● All the best with the climb Ember and co!
  • $25
    Roberts Sheila
    4 months ago ● So lovely to meet you both in The Old Civic Cafe at Allambie heights. What a great fund raising cause. Well done 🐕 👩 🙏👍👏
  • $500
    Owain & Sarah
    4 months ago ● Ember - so proud of your efforts to support our emergency services, not just during the climb, but every day. Particularly proud of our four-legged Melbourne Rebels member!!
  • $431
    Allambie Collection Tin
    4 months ago ● Awesome job everyone!!
  • $50
    louise
    4 months ago ● Beautiful dog.
  • $50
    Beth Owen
    4 months ago ● Delighted to meet the serene Ember and her lovely human Natalie, what a pair of very good girls! Seriously though, such a great cause. Thank you for all you do to help. Good luck on those stairs!
  • $1000
    Stewart & Heaton Clothing Company
    4 months ago ● An amazing effort once again Ember and Natalie! As a company, Stewart & Heaton are invested heavily in the support of Mental Health awareness for first responders. As such your causes are close to our hearts and we are proud to sponsor you on your climb. Lots of luck!
  • $1000
    Peter Williams
    4 months ago ● Well done Natalie and Ember
  • $200
    Jenni Sullivan
    4 months ago ● I met Ember at a cafe with her owner and was so touched by her table manners. So happy to support Ember in this important climb.
  • $50
    Nikki Mehta
    4 months ago ● Go Ember!!
  • $25
    Thomas Janssen
    4 months ago ● Good luck Ember! Not sure if I could climb that many stairs with 25KG of kit!
  • $25
    Tara Dimond
    4 months ago
  • $50
    Abbe Majeed
    4 months ago ● Go Ember...
  • $50
    Michael Collins
    4 months ago ● Thanks for the photos at the Crown Ember, my daughter loved them. You're Brilliant and you'll do great.
  • $100
    Tonka the Concreter
    4 months ago
  • $50
    Janelle Collins
    4 months ago
  • $25
    Leah williams
    4 months ago
  • $720
    Collection Tin IGA
    4 months ago ● Woof Woof Ember
  • $25
    Belinda Bennett
    4 months ago ● Go Ember!
  • $25
    Verity maher
    4 months ago ● Best of luck Ember and Natalie!
  • $25
    Michele Abbott
    5 months ago ● Hey beautiful girl, Such a lovely brekkie companion. Goodluck Michele
  • $10
    Rachel Kovacs
    5 months ago ● Go Ember !!
  • $20
    Simon and Sonya
    5 months ago ● Woof Woof!
  • $70
    Port of Call Cafe
    5 months ago ● Go Ember Go
  • $50
    12 Fold Cafe
    5 months ago ● Woof woof Ember
  • $25
    Michelle Moss
    5 months ago ● Good luck Ember, you show those two legged climbers how to do it!! 🙏🏼💙❤️🐕🐾🚒⛑🏃🏻‍♂️👩🏼‍🚒👨🏻‍🚒🏃🏻‍♀️🧑🏻‍🚒
  • $65
    Portland CFA
    5 months ago ● Go Ember
  • $20
    merinda
    5 months ago ● so lovely meeting you ember and your hoooman natalie at the EMC. sending luck and well wishes for the climb!
  • $10
    EMC Conference
    5 months ago ● Woof Woof
  • $25
    Brendan
    5 months ago ● Smash it Ember!!!
  • $20
    Beth Patch
    5 months ago
  • $20
    Katharine Haynes
    5 months ago ● Go Ember! Arlo from Kiama sends his support.
  • $15
    Vana Demetriou
    5 months ago
  • $25
    Doris
    5 months ago ● Thank you for raising funds for a great cause ❤️ Look forward to seeing you again at the stair climb.
  • $50
    Tanya Maree
    5 months ago ● Ember is a star 🌟 highlight of the Emergency Management conference. Wonderful to meet you both, best wishes on your climb.
  • $50
    Gavin Kelly
    5 months ago ● Thankyou so much for your efforts in this most critical issue.
  • $30
    EMC Conference
    5 months ago ● Woof woof
  • $50
    Kate Taylor
    5 months ago ● Thank you Natalie and Ember! Good luck with the stair climb. Thank you for everything you do.
  • $50
    Kathy Pryor
    5 months ago ● Go Ember ❤️
  • $100
    Dawn Hartog
    5 months ago ● Go you good girl!!! Lead the way!!!
  • $25
    Josephine
    5 months ago ● Go Ember, you gorgeous dog!! Meeting you and your human was one of the highlights of my Portland weekend. Hope the climb goes well! Josephine
  • $10
    Katy and Hayley Johnston
    5 months ago ● We are kitty cats. You can run up the stairs Ember, but we will be sleeping instead.
  • $100
    Tara Murphy
    5 months ago ● Go Ember 🐶👏
  • $20
    Anon
    5 months ago ● Woof Woof woof
  • $25
    Marion Wise
    5 months ago ● Well done Miss Ember, you're a legend xx

Previous year’s results

2021$3,488


2020$8,221


2019$8,003

17:22.607 Donned only


2018$4,336

28:52.306 Donned only