Here's your chance to pit yourself against 600 Firefighters in a climb up 28 floors wearing 25kgs of Turnout Gear and Breathing Apparatus. This year, the Firefighter's Charity Fund with your help will be climbing to raise $700,000 to aid in the fight against depression, PTSI and suicide. Compete, donate, or sponsor a Firefighter to help the Emergency Services Foundation support mental health initiatives.
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 Gregg Atlas in memory of their sacrifice made on that fateful day. Read more about Gregg Atlas.
So far, I've raised $1,046 of my $1,000 fundraising goal.
Donned and started
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Crossing the Finish Line
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Recent donations from Leigh’s friends
6 months ago ● Well done Leigh. Hard yakka
Thanks so much Karen that's awesome!!! Was a tough slog!
6 months ago ● Enjoy the climb 😘
Thanks Shazzz 😊
6 months ago ● Thankyou for raising AWARENESS and DOSH for this m8 😀
6 months ago ● Well done Leigh!
6 months ago ● All the best Climb Hard
Thanks Andrew! The quicker I get there the quicker it's over!!
Jo and Leigh Colley
6 months ago ● Hi Leigh,
Leigh and I are behind you every step of the way and believe me we would be well behind! Such a great cause.
Good on you and all your CFA mates, not just for this commitment but also your commitment to the CFA and our community every day of the year.
Wow, Thankyou very much Jo and Leigh 1. This is amazing and thankyou for you kind words
6 months ago ● Go Leigh!
Thanks M2 😊
6 months ago ● On ya Leigh - good luck - great cause - Danksy
6 months ago
6 months ago ● Step up to the challenge
Thanks Dad this is amazing!!
7 months ago ● Good on ya mate. You blow me away, always about others when it comes to you.
Brettooooo!!!!! Thanks heaps buddy and thanks for the kind words
7 months ago ● Cmon guys get around this. It isn’t about LC but a greater cause.
THANKS Donny!!! Bloody good man you are!
8 months ago ● Go Leigh, you better do it in 8min
Thanks heaps Leigh!! I reckon I only have 9 minutes in me so hopefully I do! 🤣
8 months ago ● Great cause. All the best with the climb Leigh.
Tip: Don’t count the stairs 🤪
THANKS Cherie..I'll be stumped once I run out of fingers and toes anyway
Your #1 sister
8 months ago ● You champion
You have always been my favourite sister Thanks Megan
8 months ago ● Well done Leigh, you are an exceptional man, what a great event & cause. Xx
Enough with the name calling 🤣 Trying to do my bit for those struggling in the tough times Thankyou Carla!!