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Eureka Climb in structural gear

By: Duncan Russell

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers

  11.25 AM 29 August, 2013

Location: District 8 News

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Last year, 45 CFA members raised around $7,600 for charity by doing the Eureka Climb. This year, one of those members, Hampton Park brigade volunteer William Hinde, hopes to raise $5,000 on his own.  

By William Hinde

I'm participating again in the Eureka Climb on 17 November - a challenge where participants climb 1,642 steps over 88 floors of the Eureka Tower in Melbourne’s CBD.

Read about the event here.

This challenge is done to raise money for charity. This year, I will endeavour to further challenge myself by wearing firefighting structural gear and breathing apparatus.

The charities involved in this event are Whitelion and Interplast. Whitelion is a non-profit community organisation that provides youth-focused gender and culturally specific services including: mentoring, employment, role modelling, specialist outreach support and education-based prevention programs. Interplast is a non-profit organisation working to improve the lives of people in our neighbouring developing countries who are disabled as a result of congenital or acquired medical conditions. Interplast does this by sending Australian and New Zealand volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to the Asia Pacific region to provide free surgical treatment for patients who would otherwise not be able to afford access to such services.

I'm hoping to raise a total of $5,000 for these deserving charities and any donation you can contribute would be greatly appreciated. If you would like information about how to donate, please contact me by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Last Updated: 29 August 2013