Lowan Sist

Climbing for CFA Ferntree Gully

On Saturday 1st September 2018, I will be one of 600 firefighters from all over Australia and around the world to step up the fight against Depression, PTSD and Suicide by climbing up the 28 floors of Crown Metropol Hotel wearing 25kgs of Turnout Gear and Breathing Apparatus. In 2017 I achieved 7:20 minutes and came 13 in my category of “old farts”. I raised over $1500 and Ferntree Gully Fire Brigade earned $11 964.This year, the Firefighter’s Charity Fund with your help aims to raise $700,000 to improve support services, fund research, remove stigmas and raise awareness of mental health issues like depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and suicide, especially for those within the Emergency Service and Defence communities.Please help me “Step up to fight depression, PTSD and suicide” by sponsoring below.Thanks to our sponsors, 100% of every dollar donated will go to mental health. Training has begun thus so must the fundraising!As usual I expect a tirade of abuse, humourous putdowns and vague references to how old I am. Despite all these negative vibes, training has commenced and this year is going to be bigger than ever as we raise funds and I try to break the 7 minute barrier.Thank you for your support if you can do so, I sincerely appreciate it and so do all those suffering from Mental Health illnesses.

So far, I've raised $630 of my $2,500 fundraising goal.

Recent donations from Lowan’s friends

  • $25
    Stefanie Maccar
    13 days ago ● Very proud to have a manager and buddy who does so much for a great cause. Good luck and look forward to pics!

    Very proud to be a part of it Stef. Thanks for the kind words and support

  • $25
    Yvonne Virsik
    29 days ago ● Great cause. Happy and safe climbing, Lowan :) Yvonne V.

    Thanks Yvonne appreciate your contribution to the cause!

  • $50
    Helen Dunne
    one month ago ● Go Lowan!

    Cheers Helen. Thanks for the support, it is sincerely appreciated

  • $50
    Kristy Welch
    one month ago ● Always important. Always think they should knock a few seconds off for a hip handicap. Go get ‘em - K & S

    Nah secret weapon, squeaking puts the others off. Thanks K & S appreciate your support

  • $100
    David Copolov
    one month ago ● What a great cause, Lowan - well done for not only supporting it but also for supporting the cause and for participating yet again as a climber - a very tough gig! David Copolov

    Thanks David, always room for you. I sincerely appreciate your continued support

  • $100
    Vladimir Prpich
    one month ago ● A mighty effort Lowan; well done.

    Cheers VP appreciate your support and encouragement.

  • $25
    Jeff Carson
    one month ago ● Taking the lift is easier.

    Always do on the way down, on a stretcher, with oxygen and a defib in place, cheers your support mate

  • $25
    Rebecca Redfern
    one month ago ● Good luck Lowan :)

    Thanks Bec appreciate your ongoing support and encouragement.

  • $50
    Chris Mulcahy
    one month ago ● well done Lowan!.

    Cheers Chris will wave from top

  • $100
    Pat RYLE
    one month ago ● well done bud. The stopwatch has been serviced. No pressure

    Cheers Pat. S cutely appreciate the support.

  • $50
    Andrew Scotford
    one month ago ● Always great to donate your time to a cause you support. I am happy to donate some cash. Good luck on your 7 mins objective.

    Cheers Andrew. You freeze as a CEO I have a coronary for a good cause. thanks

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