Dondingalong fire fighters climbed the Centrepoint Tower to raise funds for MND

Christian Webster and Chris Coleman representing Dondingalong Rural Fire Service Association at the Centrepoint Tower climb on the weekend to raise awareness for Motor Neurone Disease.
Christian Webster and Chris Coleman representing Dondingalong Rural Fire Service Association at the Centrepoint Tower climb on the weekend to raise awareness for Motor Neurone Disease.

Last Sunday saw nearly 2,000 fire fighters climb Sydney’s Centrepoint tower and two Dondingalong Rural Fire Service Association members Chris Coleman and Christian Webster represented the Mid North Coast at the event.

The day was held to raise funds and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease and it was a huge success with $480,000 raised and the two Dondingalong boys added $500 to that total.

“It was a great day and an awesome experience to be a part of,” Mr Coleman explained.

“The atmosphere was amazing, the streets were filled with fire fighters all geared up and it was really intense while we ran up the building.”

Mr Coleman wasn’t the first to the top but he made it up the 1504 steps with ease.

“It took me just over 18 minutes and the fastest was 11 minutes. The weight didn’t impact me as much as I had expected but when we reached the 40th story it became very steep and I was looking forward to getting to the top.”

The two Dondingalong fire fighters said it was a great experience and they will definitely be returning next year.

“I will be trying to get a bigger team together next year to do the climb.”