Sarah van der Velden

Climbing for CFA Bairnsdale

I am once again “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.”The awesome Bairnsdale team and I are 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 $1,770 of my $1,000 fundraising goal.

Race result


12:14.763 Donned and started

Recent donations from Sarah’s friends

  • $25
    Karina Crutch
    5 months ago ● Congrats Sarah x
  • $25
    Stephen vdv
    5 months ago ● Better late than not at all!
  • $100
    Jan Fletcher
    5 months ago ● Good on you Sarah!!! Good luck, to you and the rest of the crazy fit participants taking part in this event for this sadly, extremely worthy cause xoxo

    Thankyou once again Jan, much appreciated - crazy is definitely correct!

  • $10
    Cheryl van der Velden
    5 months ago
  • $845
    Group Fundraising
    5 months ago
  • $20
    Julie Nicholes
    6 months ago

    Thanks Julie 🖐

  • $25
    Les Coles
    6 months ago ● All the best Sarah, go get em....

    Suee will, thanks Les.

  • $50
    Karen Downie
    6 months ago ● Go for it Sarah!!!!

    Thanks Karen.

  • $15
    Kass okelly
    6 months ago ● Well done & good luck sarah.

    Thanks Kass.

  • $50
    Stone Family
    6 months ago


  • $100
    Anita milburn
    7 months ago ● You go Sarah. Smash it again.

    Thanks Neats, I think I'll be relying on Uncle Gra to pull me up again. xx

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

    Thanks Steve

Previous year’s results


9:43.559 Donned and started


10:10.707 Donned and started