Steve Axup

Climbing for FRV Ormond

Hi. I am the Event Director of the Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb, which has seen firefighters come from across Australasia to raise more than $2.6 million for charity in the last 8 years – benefitting Burns Treatment, Cancer Research, Children’s Health and now Mental Health.
This year, COVID has forced us to do a “Virtual” Climb again and we are aiming to raise $500,000 for Lifeline, the Fortem Australia and the 000 Foundation.
These much needed funds will improve support services, fund research, remove stigmas and raise awareness of mental health issues.
These are issues that have torn at the heart of my firefighting “family” – we have lost too many of our brothers and sisters in the emergency services to suicide and an ever increasing number are seriously injured by PTSI.
Please help me “Step up to the fight against depression, PTSI and suicide” by sponsoring me below.
Thanks to our sponsors, 100% of every dollar you donate will go to mental health.

So far, I've raised $1,196 of my $1,000 fundraising goal.

I've completed 13,440 steps towards our overall goal of 1,000,000 steps.

Recent donations from Steve’s friends

  • $50
    The egans
    3 months ago ● Well done great man. A true leader and legend 😍

    Thanks heaps Egans

  • $93
    Trent Egan
    3 months ago ● We had to hit $200k so i am making this donation

    Great work mate

  • $300
    Vivienne Axup
    3 months ago ● Love Mum

    Thanks Mum

  • $50
    Jason Dale
    3 months ago ● Great work Axe Man!

    Thanks JD

  • $50
    Linda Marks
    3 months ago ● Well done Stephen, Wishing you and the team great success on this years climb. We're cheering for you. Regards, Glenn & Linda Marks

    The support of the Marks’ means a great deal - thank you

  • $20
    Corey Kalb
    3 months ago

    Thanks Coreman

  • $50
    3 months ago ● Great climbing Steve. Good luck with the fundraising.

    Thanks heaps Stotts - we’ll hit the stairs again on Friday arvo?!

  • $100
    Zoe henderson
    3 months ago ● Steve .. well done for all your hard work and support for an extremely important cause .

    Thanks heaps Hendos

  • $100
    Shaun Riley
    3 months ago ● Continue the good work legend

    Thanks heaps - I’m not a pimple on the arse of your legend

  • $100
    Jodi Lancaster
    3 months ago ● Good luck Axy! Cheers bomber.

    Thanks heaps Bomber

  • $50
    Frank Stockton
    3 months ago ● All the best to those who are stepping up in 2021

    Thanks so much for all your assistance and support (especially this)

  • $20
    FS 32
    4 months ago ● With love from the lady at the Coles checkout

    Thank you

Previous year’s results



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