Madeline Pickering

Climbing for QFES Woodford

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 Dennis A Cross in memory of their sacrifice made on that fateful day. Read more about Dennis A Cross.

So far, I've raised $1,280 of my $1,000 fundraising goal.

Race result


11:08.490 Donned and started

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 Madeline’s friends

  • $50
    Fiona Hauser
    27 days ago ● Awesome work Madeline. You are amazing!
  • $50
    Jason Bouwens
    27 days ago ● Go hard Maddie.
  • $100
    Marlene Clews
    28 days ago ● Have an amazing day
  • $100
    28 days ago ● Best of luck!! Your gonna smash it!
  • $60
    Rebecca Pickering
    one month ago ● Good Luck big sis ❤️
  • $50
    Mark and Jess
    one month ago ● Good luck Maddy, great cause youre doing this for :-)
  • $50
    Lindsay Tucker
    one month ago ● We just hope you’re not scared of heights. Best wishes. Lindsay and Evelyn Tucker
  • $50
    one month ago ● I am in such awe, and have so much admiration the things you do and what you accomplish. Thank you for doing this climb to help raise money for such an important cause. You've got this! x
  • $200
    Six fifty nine
    one month ago ● Climb those stairs like theres a waterfall at the other end ; and create youre own story after that
  • $25
    Kaye Burton
    one month ago ● Good Luck Maddie
  • $25
    Ann Fincher
    one month ago ● Go Maddy 💖
  • $50
    Tony Latter
    one month ago
  • $25
    Helen bleakley
    one month ago ● Way to go !!!!
  • $25
    Sue Jones
    one month ago ● Well done!
  • $25
    Makayla Hammermeister
    2 months ago ● Woohoo! You're AMAZING Maddy! An absolute inspiration to so many people💪👩‍🚒 Can't wait to see you smash this challenge!
  • $50
    2 months ago
  • $20
    Jono wade
    2 months ago ● Goodwork 🤟
  • $50
    Mitch Esler
    2 months ago ● Great work Madeline. Wish you all the best. From Mitch
  • $100
    Matt Bouwens
    2 months ago ● Proud of you Maddy ❤️
  • $50
    Warren and Linda Pickering
    2 months ago ● Good luck Maddy ,onwards and upwards
  • $25
    Darcy Malone
    2 months ago ● Champion