SAHSSI Stair Climb

Step up in support of SAHSSI!
The Wollongong Central Stair Climb Challenge is your opportunity to have fun, get fit and challenge yourself to Wollongongs annual stair climb while making a difference for women and kids who experience homelessness as a result of domestic and family violence in the Illawarra.

The Details

  • Date: Friday, 11th October 2019
  • Time: 11.00am for 11.30am start
  • Where: Wollongong Central Crown Tower, Upper Crown Street Mall
  • Who: Anyone and everyone who wants to challenge themselves - young or old!
  • Cost: $40.00 registration fee per person
  • Fundraising Goal: $200.00 per participant

The Categories

  • For Real’s: The challenge is to do 5 laps of the Wollongong Central tower stairs in the fastest time.
  • For Fun’s: The challenge is to get fit and raise money - you have the option to run yourself OR enter a team and split the laps!

The Course

164 stairs up. 164 stairs down. Five times. Looping around on Crown street mall.


There will be prizes for those who place 1st, 2nd and 3rd in both the 'For Reals' and 'For Fun' categories! More details still to come.


By registering for this event you commit to fundraising on behalf of SAHSSI with the hope of raising upwards of $200.00 for this event.
To start fundraising please register an account here:​

The Cause

Wollongong Central supports SAHSSI (Supported Accommodation & Homelessness Services Shoalhaven & Illawarra), who provide emergency accommodation services and assistance to women and their children who are effected by family and domestic abuse.

Every year, SAHSSI provide vital help to thousands of women in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven when they need it most. But for every woman and child who can be helped, another 3 cases get turned away due to lack of emergency housing options.

SAHSSI has kindly shared a collection of stories with us to help us understand the work that they do, and the challenges their clients face;
By donating to our Stair Climb Challenge participants you aren’t just supporting a mate – you are helping to break the cycle of homelessness for women and children in the Illawarra who are experiencing very difficult times.

Fundraising When registering for the Stair Climb Challenge every climber receives a fundraising page with a $200 personal goal.

Everyone who donates to your page is helping SAHSSI and all donations over $2 are tax deductible. Achieving a fundraising personal best is easy – just ASK!

How to Fundraise

Activate your workplace
  • Does your workplace have morning teas for charity, trivia nights, raffles or dress down days?
  • Ask if fundraising from staff activities can go to your tally. Your fundraising will be boosted and your company will look great!
  • Sponsor a step
  • Just 10cents for every lap you do you will raise $16.40 to help get you over your fundraising target. Imagine if you raised $1 for every step!  It helps supporters to have tangible goals associated with their donation – so break it down step by step.
Social media offers fundraising at your fingertips.
  • Share your page on social media, Linked In, the staff intranet or your email signature.
  • Keep updating your page with training pics or short videos and remember to tag and thank those who have donated.

Fundraising FAQ’s

Why do I need to fundraise?

The more money raised - the more people SAHSSI can help. As SAHSSI are looking to expand their housing offer to help more local families, they are hoping to raise much needed funds. The GPT Group work with SAHSSI annually, however this is the first year we have openned the fundraising to the public via the Stair Climb event. The funds you raise go directly to supporting and expanding the service of SAHSSI so they can continue to assist women in crisis.

To drive fundraising efforts each participant has been set a fundraising goal of $200. The great news is $200 is very attainable! 

All registrations, donations and money fundraised will go directly to SAHSSI. The costs involved in running the event have been covered by The GPT Group, along with our key partners listed below who have covered costs and donated services in-kind. 
Can I collect cash donations and pay using my credit card?

Absolutely! Simply keep the cash that has been donated to you and make a credit card payment to your Everyday Hero page of the equivalent amount.
Can I get a receipt for a donation?

Yes! Any donation over $2 is tax deductible.
I want to approach businesses for donations – How do I prove that I’m authorised to fundraise for SASSHI?

We can provide you with an Authority to Fundraise letter to show any local business as needed. 
Where do the funds go?

All of the funds you raise go directly towards supporting SAHSSI in the delivery of vital services to thousands of Illawarra and Shoalhaven women and their children experiencing domestic violence. SASSHI are looking to expand their housing offer in order to help more local families. The money raised through the stair climb challenge will help fund a new property.

Still have questions or are you a business who wants to get involved?

Please just get in touch.
Holly Howell

Who else is involved?

The following businesses have sponsored or given in-kind services to help make this event possible.











Also proudly sponsored by Ryan’s Furniture and Electricals

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