Karen Brindley

Climbing for CFA Wonga Park

This year I will be participating in the Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb in honour of my beautiful friend Kylie Laurie and her family…. who tragically lost their very much loved son and brother Matt last year. 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. Together if we can keep Matts memory alive and help save one life in honour of Matt it would mean so very much.

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 Ricardo J Quinn in memory of their sacrifice made on that fateful day. Read more about Ricardo J Quinn.

So far, I've raised $1,095 of my $1,000 fundraising goal.

Race result


11:05.87 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 Karen’s friends

  • $100
    Antoniou Cabinets
    3 months ago

    Thank you so much for your very generous donations, I really do appreciate it xxx

  • $100
    Antoniou Cabinets
    3 months ago
  • $100
    Antoniou Cabinets
    3 months ago
  • $100
    3 months ago ● M4TT5 😘 xx

    Thank you so very much xxx

  • $50
    Steve Sinnott
    3 months ago ● Go Kaz, you can do this. Such a worthy cause.

    Thank you Steve.... for all of your support and your donation xxx

  • $50
    Bronwyn and Chris
    3 months ago ● Good on you Karen - such a good cause! xo

    Thank you so much Bronwyn and Chris.... your donation is so much appreciated xx

  • $20
    Shamus Gillen
    3 months ago ● Go Girl.

    Thank you soooo much Shamus xx

  • $100
    Melanie Botha
    4 months ago ● You go girl!

    Oh Mel.... thank you so very much. Next year lets climb together xxx

  • $50
    Michelle Andrea Jordon
    4 months ago ● Good luck Karen!

    Thank you so much Michelle.... I really do appreciate your generosity xxx

  • $200
    Kerryn Tait
    5 months ago ● U Go GF. Can barely walk in those boots, let alone climb stairs! Matt will be with you, climbing all the way💙

    Thank you so very much Kerryn.... cannot tell you how much this means to me and to all of us touched by Matt and his beautiful family xxx

Previous year’s results