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On Saturday 28 May 2016, 850 firefighters will race up the 1,103 stairs in Auckland's iconic Sky Tower to raise $850,000 for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.  Are you up for the challenge?

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Funds raised through the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge help Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) support the 10,000 kiwis living with a blood cancer or related condition in your local community.
LBC offers personalised support and information to patients and their families, funds research into better treatments and finding a cure, raises awareness about the diseases and advocates on behalf of patients.

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It’s not often that firefighters encourage someone to deliberately light a fuse and cause explosions, but that’s exactly what Frankton Volunteer Fire Brigade did to raise funds for the 2016 Fire Fighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge.
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When 24-year-old farmer Damian Bardoul went on a pig hunting trip for the weekend, his friends said “there must be something wrong if you can’t carry your pig out of the bush.”
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When three-year-old Charlotte took a while to recover from a bout of the flu, Paula and her husband Tristan knew something wasn’t right.
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Over 90 businesses battled it out to be the fastest up the 1,103 steps of Auckland’s iconic Sky Tower on August 14 when they took part in the Corporate Sky Tower Stair Challenge
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  • individuals
  • teams
Simon Oliver$4007
Leighton Hunt$3140
Josh Casey$2790
Karl Bishop$2230
Peter Lauryssens$1865
Tony Scott$1815
Craig Smith$1775
Bill Falcone$1655
Grant Simpson$1407
Paul Setefano$1262
Phil Glen$1250
Greg Sinclair$1120
James Harris$1033
Stephen Wanden$1025
Kirk Demmery$1011
Reuben Costello$1000
Sarah Lilley$1000
callen saunders$1000
Tuck Kerr$1000
Matthew Buchtmann$960
Corey Gosney$923
David Best$920
Jennifer Bovaird$834
Samantha Pansters$800
Latesha Smith$725
Diego Canepa$705
Kevin Darling$695
Angela Kraiger$648
Andrew Warden$636
Amie Cotter$633
Jeffrey Hall$632
Aaron Nepia$617
Greg Cowley$575
Sarah Strathdee$575
Matthew Lowe$565
Peter Hamdy$565
Kevin Hodges$550
Geoff Brown$550
Quentin Hamilton$532
Steve Peers$525
Brendon Mayall$505
Josh Burton$505
Kris Dale$500
Mark Ellis$500
Matt Good$500
Andre Brown$495
Lara Hastings$475
john hastings$475
Patrick Brydon$470
Jed Martin$465
Shane King$445
Saul Marinkovich$420
Kaileigh Howard$420
Jared Kenyon$410
Matthew Cullimore$410
Ian Rees$405
Andrew Yaxley$400
James Brookman$400
Daniel Mokomoko$400
John Shanks$390
Kevin Hurl$365
Alexander O'Donnell$360
Glen Walker$350
Jonathan Claybourn$350
Phil Carter$340
evan marsh$330
Teresa Cotter$320
Chris Peat$318
Brian Powell$317
Gary Dyason$300
Geoffrey Bates$280
mike goldfinch$275
Mike Taylor$270
John Steel$230
Daniel Breakspeare$230
Willie Popata$220
Laura Andrews$202
Rueben Dodd$200
jason christensen$200
Andrew Legge$200
David Bennett$200
Emma PETERS$200
Patrick Chapman$200
Thomas Signal$190
Toni Andrews$185
Sean King$182
James Parker$180
Michael Miller$180
Nicola Galt$180
Penny Lloyd$175
Craig Plyler$163
stacey lemmen$161
Jonny Greener$160
Rachel Trusler$160
Allan Clark$150
Megan Holland$150
Terry Cooney$150
Joan Natanahira$150
Logan Whyte$150
Taranaki stairclimb team$10565
Lyttelton Volunteer Fire Brigade$5923
Canterbury Stair Climb Team$5710
Ashhurst Fire$3200
Howick VFB$3175
Kaikohe Volunteer Fire$3172
Auckland Airport Fire Rescue$2591
Ohope Volunteer Fire Brigade$1663
Halcombe Fire Brigade$1621
Vegas Boys$1444
Paihia Volunteer Fire Brigade$1387
Team Porirua$1262
Team Clutha Valley$1255
Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Brigade$1145
Kawakawa Bay Volunteer Fire Brigade$1111
Southbridge Fire Brigade$1095
Lake Hawea$1063
Glenbrook Industrial Fire Brigade$911
Mount Volunteers$791
Balclutha Volunteer Fire Brigade$766
Silverdale Station$740
Temuka Volunteer Fire Brigade$725
Feilding skytower team$721
Te Anau VFB$720
Napier Sky Tower Challenge Team$692
Oamaru Fire Brigade$667
Waimate Volunteer Fire Brigade$650
Thames VFB$589
Clyde Volunteer Fire Brigade$586
Otago Rural Fire Authority $570
Motueka Volunteer Fire Brigade$569
Ashburton Volunteer Fire Briagde$550
West Harbour Volunteer Brigade$505
Palmerston North Volunteer Fire Brigade$500
Putaruru volunteer fire brigade$488
Waiau Pa Volunteer$410
Ngongotaha Volunteer Fire Brigade$374
Rakaia Fire$348
Middlemarch Brigade$340
Manly Volunteer Fire Brigade$320
Kamo VFB$310
Dunsandel Fire Brigade$300
Ruapehu Volunteer Fire Brigades$300
Coromandel Volunteer Fire Brigade$300
Ngaruawahia Volunteer Fire Brigade$300
Waihi Beach Volunteer Fire Brigade$295
Wellington Airport Fire Service$290
Team Waipu$242
Team Leigh (VFB)$215
Genesis Energy ERT$212
Waiatarua $200
Tuakau Brigade$200
Oceanagold ERT$200
Hamilton Volunteers$185
Team Waipukurau$180
Tirau Volunteer Fire Brigade$150
Piha Fire Brigade$148
Gore Volunteer Fire Brigade$140
Te Atatu Volunteers$130
Invercargill Station$128
Kumeu Volunteer Fire Brigade$120
Tauranga Fire Brigade$120
Tawa Volunteer Fire Brigade$115
Shelly Beach Fire Brigade$100
Wellsford Fire Brigade$100
Cromwell Volunteer Fire Brigade$100
Wainuiomata Volunteer Fire Brigade$70
East Coast Bays$70
Kerikeri K1$70
The Governors$60
Marsden 22 - Marsden Refinery$60
Army Fire$56
Lake Okareka Rural Fire$50
helensville fire brigade$50
Greerton Volunteer Fire Brigade$50
Stokes Valley Volunteer Fire Brigade$50
Mercer Fire$50
Christchurch Fire Brigade$50
Taihape Fire Brigade$20
Te Aroha$20
Wellington Rural Fire Force$20

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6 Claude Road, Epsom,
PO Box 99 182, Newmarket, Auckland.
Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (CC24498) is a registered charity
​under the Charities Act 2005.
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