Fiona Corfield

Climbing for CFA Wallan

On Saturday 7th September 2019, 600 Firefighters will “step up to fight depression, PTSI and suicide” by climbing the 28 floors of Crown Metropol Hotel wearing 25kgs of turnout gear and breathing apparatus.
Its a battle no one should ever have to begin and this one is personally very close to home.

This year, with your help, we aim to raise $700,000 for the Emergency Services Foundation, Lifeline and the Black Dog Institute to improve support services, fund research, remove stigmas and raise awareness of Mental health issues like depression, Post Traumatic Stress Injury and suicide, especially for those within the Emergency Service and Defence communities..

3 million Australians are living with depression and anxiety1 in 4 Australians will suffer from a mental illness in their lifetimeSuicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 443,000 Australians die by suicide every year, an average of eight people every day.10% of our Emergency Services Members suffer from PTSIIn 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 AfghanistanBetween 2001 and 2016, 373 members of the ADF took their own lives

So far, I've raised $500 of my $1,000 fundraising goal.

Recent donations from Fiona’s friends

  • $50
    Words on Shirts - Jo Kubeil
    3 days ago ● What a brilliant way to support people whose mental health has gotten in the way of enjoying life. It's a wonderful life here in Australia yet so many people are affected by depression, anxiety, PTS, anorexia there are so many mental health situations that need to be addressed as a community for the community to prosper.
  • $25
    Chris Pozzan
    3 days ago ● Well done 😁
  • $100
    Matthew Ziegeler
    4 days ago ● Amazing job gorgeous. Proud of all your hard work to get this going.
  • $150
    Cheryl corfield
    4 days ago ● Im so proud that you are my daughter you are an inspiration to never give in-a quality youve inherited from nan.
  • $50
    Paull Ziegeler
    4 days ago ● As a retire Emergency worker - Chris and I full support you, Fiona.
  • $100
    Anthony Smyth
    4 days ago
  • $25
    Jase, Kate, Addie & Fletch Leigh
    4 days ago ● This is amazing Fiona! All the best for the climb x

Previous year’s results

2018$300

9:44.800 Donned only


2017$530

12:37.76 Donned and started


2015$0

9:39.860 Donned only


2014$664

14:39.80 Donned only