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 $2.3 million for charity in the last 5 years – benefitting Burns Treatment, Cancer Research, Children’s Health and now Mental Health.
This year, COVID has forced us to do a “Virtual” Climb and we are aiming to raise $500,000 for Lifeline, the Black Dog Institute 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 $1,489 of my $1,000 fundraising goal.

I've completed 3,418 steps towards our overall goal of 1,000,000 steps.

Recent donations from Steve’s friends

  • $15
    Genevieve McKenzie McHarg
    15 days ago ● Great job Steve!! Although a humble man, I expect you realise the great impact you have on others 🤗

    Thank you so much for those kind words - I’m not religious but I pray every day that it does make a difference

  • $50
    Leisa & Andy
    15 days ago ● Best of luck 👍🏻

    Thanks so much guys - as soon as I can cross the border! Lol

  • $50
    Christine Stott
    18 days ago ● Well done Steve

    Thanks Chris

  • $25
    Patrick Cashin
    18 days ago ● Well done mate!! You should be extremely proud of what you have achieved through this event mate and for your two boys joining you this year

    Thanks Pat and thanks for supporting my boys too!

  • $173
    Car batteries
    23 days ago
  • $250
    Viv Axup
    26 days ago ● Well done Steve - love Mum

    Thanks - love you Mum

  • $50
    Greg Blackman
    26 days ago ● Great work Ax 👍

    Thanks Blackas

  • $100
    Michael Guest
    one month ago ● Well done to you and your boys. Sorry I couldn’t help out this year next year I will be there

    Thanks Michael - I’ll hold you to that - see you next year!

  • $100
    Peter Johnson
    one month ago

    Thanks PJ - see you bright and early on the beach this summer!!

  • $50
    Cooper & Ryan
    one month ago ● Go Daddy!

    Thanks Boys - love Dad

Previous year’s results

2019$2,090

4:56.187 Donned and started


2018$1,846

4:40.430 Donned and started


2017$1,620

5:05.830 Donned and started


2016$1,221

4:35.13 Donned and started


2015$1,376

4:38.410 Donned and started


2014$863

4:34.390 Donned and started