Sarah van der Velden

Climbing for CFA Bairnsdale

This year I am “Stepping up to 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.”

Myself and the awesome Bairnsdale team are this year fundraising 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..

For those of us in Emergency Services this is very close to our hearts, many of us know of someone who has suffered or become victims of Mental Health Disorders.

Please help support us in raising the awareness of these issues and funds to support our Emergency Services personnel.

So far, I've raised $1,605 of my $1,000 fundraising goal.

Recent donations from Sarah’s friends

  • $40
    Sarah van der Velden
    6 months ago
  • $50
    Karina Osgood
    6 months ago ● Great work

    Thanks Karina!

  • $25
    Carolyn and Philip
    6 months ago ● Great effort Sarah

    Thanks Carolyn & Philip, was a massive effort after the week we had but I made it!

  • $10
    Paula Milburn
    6 months ago
  • $25
    Johanna wyllie
    6 months ago ● Awesome work sarah! Best of luck!!

    Thanks Johanna!

  • $25
    Jack graham
    6 months ago ● Smash it Sarah 💪💪

    Thanks Jack, I'll Smash it Primal style!!

  • $25
    Simone Robertson
    6 months ago ● Wishing you all the very best for your stair climb Sarah!! You're absolutely amazing. Enjoy the recovery on Sunday. Love Sim, Ashlee and Jorja Rose x

    Thanks Sim, Ash & Both a, much appreciated, we can do anything we set our minds on! xx

  • $50
    Graeme East Motors
    6 months ago ● Good Luck Sarah Easty & Trish

    Thanks Easty & Trish much appreciated. x

  • $20
    Sarah van der Velden
    6 months ago ● Bunnings Night
  • $1000
    Sam McPherson
    7 months ago ● Battery Drive
  • $20
    Julie Nicholes
    7 months ago ● You go girl!

    Thanks Julie!

  • $25
    Erika O'Brien
    7 months ago

    Thanks Erika, greatly appreciated. xx

  • $10
    Chris Robertson
    7 months ago ● .
  • $25
    Stephen van der Velden
    7 months ago ● Good luck.

    Thanks Steve!

  • $100
    Jan Fletcher
    10 months ago ● You rock! We all know that you can and will achieve this for a very worthy cause. The very best of luck on the day 😊👍

    Thanks Jan you are awesome much appreciated. xx

Previous year’s results



Donned and started
24th in age group (18-39)
355th overall