Neil Hillard

Climbing for CFA Lorne

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 Thomas J Hetzel in memory of their sacrifice made on that fateful day. Read more about Thomas J Hetzel.

So far, I've raised $1,025 of my $1,000 fundraising goal.

Race result


11:04.87 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 Neil’s friends

  • $25
    Tony Andrew
    2 months ago ● Well done mate, hope you enjoyed the day and challenge. Good on you for standing up, amongst many others to support a great causes and just to get yourself evolved. Great effort Neil.
  • $150
    Kim Huffman
    2 months ago ● Amazing! Well done from Ryan, Alana & Sean
  • $50
    Kaz & Ryan
    3 months ago ● Well done Neil. Champion effort!
  • $100
    TB & AP Naughton
    3 months ago ● A Good Man. A Bonzer Cause. Cheers.
  • $50
    Jen Hearn
    3 months ago ● Good on you Hilly. You’re amazing. Go hard buddy, smash those stairs and smash mental health issues! Enjoy your celebratory beers! Xx Jen 🍻
  • $25
    Marilyn Harvey
    3 months ago
  • $200
    3 months ago ● Up you go Fat Guts 😘
  • $50
    Sharon Sullivan
    3 months ago ● Try not to blow a piston hilly. Love your enthusiasm, commitment to the cause and your faith in your ability.
  • $50
    Jessica Whitworth
    3 months ago ● Go hard! Proud of you xx jess
  • $50
    Kim Huffman
    3 months ago ● Loving your passion for this cause - good luck :)

    Thank you so much Missie, means the world to me! 😍

  • $100
    Bo Hughes
    4 months ago ● Go well my oldest friend!
  • $50
    Alexis Vorvis
    4 months ago ● I’ve never met a person who loves stairs as much as you!

    Thank you so very much Lexy :) (I think its more like "love/hate") ;)

Previous year’s results




21:55.163 Donned and started


9:09.734 Donned and started


8:53.258 Donned and started