Ray Vanderstaak

Climbing for CFA Seville

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 Gregory M Stajk in memory of their sacrifice made on that fateful day. Read more about Gregory M Stajk.

So far, I've raised $456 of my $1,000 fundraising goal.

Race result


10:38.480 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 Ray’s friends

  • $100
    Meg marshalll
    6 months ago ● Go you good thing!
  • $25
    Joel Eade
    6 months ago ● Love your work, Ray!
  • $150
    Avis and Darrell Clarke
    6 months ago ● Thank you Ray for supporting such a good cause
  • $50
    Michelle sloan
    8 months ago ● Good work ray!!
  • $50
    Stuart Bell
    8 months ago ● Go Ray 👍🏻

Previous year’s results




9:50.87 Donned and started


8:42.387 Donned and started