Sarah van der Velden

Climbing for CFA Bairnsdale

This is my 6 year of Stepping Up for Mental Health. This year more than ever with endless lockdowns and restrictions is more important than ever to support Mental Health.
During September and October, I’ll be taking part in a million steps for mental health and helping to raise $500,000 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 Faustino Apostol Jr in memory of their sacrifice made on that fateful day. Read more about Faustino Apostol Jr.

So far, I've raised $400 of my $1,000 fundraising goal.

Recent donations from Sarah’s friends

  • $50
    4 months ago ● Go Sarah! Is Bub the kit weight?

Previous year’s results




11:44.87 Donned and started


12:14.763 Donned and started


9:43.559 Donned and started


10:10.707 Donned and started