One of Brisbane’s biggest stair climbs River to Rooftop is ready for lift off with participants stepping up to the challenge of scaling more than 1000 steps to the rooftop of one of the city’s tallest skyscrapers while raising much needed funds for Women’s Legal Service Queensland to help tackle domestic and family violence on Friday 2 August.

This much anticipated event will gather Brisbane’s corporate, sporting, fitness and philanthropic communities to scale the 1040 steps across 55 levels to the rooftop of the iconic ONE ONE ONE Eagle Street skyscraper in the heart of the CBD. River to Rooftop supports Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ), which each year provides free legal assistance and welfare to help women and children at risk from the scourge of domestic violence.

Women’s Legal Service Queensland CEO Angela Lynch says the organisation helps a staggering number of women annually. “Every year, Women’s Legal Service provides vital help to around 16,000 women when they need it most,” said Lynch. “But for every two women who receive help, another call cannot be answered due to capacity constraints. There is no way to know when these women will have the courage or the opportunity to call again. By donating to participants in River to Rooftop, you are helping another woman and her children to safety. We really do rely on amazing individuals to get involved in River to Rooftop and help us raise much-needed funds to help thousands of Queensland women and their children experiencing domestic violence to find a safer future. The funds raised go directly to supporting and expanding the frontline services of Women’s Legal Service Queensland so we can continue to assist women in crisis.”

Organisers of River to Rooftop aim to raise $100,000 for WLSQ this year. The event is open to all fitness levels, and participants can form a team or race against other individuals. Teams can work together to scale up their fundraising and stair climb targets. Teams must have a minimum of four climbers with the fastest four climbers counted from each team.

There are terrific prizes on offer including awards for the highest fundraising individuals and teams as well as the fastest participants. Elite climbers are expected to complete the event in around eight minutes.

Readers also read about Australian Charity, Friends with Dignity