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14th Apr 2022

Charlie Bird adds another €250k to the Climb With Charlie fundraiser

Fantastic news.

Charlie Bird has shared the amazing news that Climb With Charlie has now raised an extra quarter of a million euro.

Taking to Twitter, he thanked supporters who have “extended the hand of friendship” in a heartfelt post.

The initiative has received €2.7million in donations, and a new goal has now been set to raise €3 million. The money will be donated directly to the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta House.

In the video, Charlie appeared alongside his beloved dog Tiger and used his new voice technology to thank everyone who donated through Dunnes Stores – adding that Tiger was grateful too.

“Big thank you to everyone who supported climbwithcharlie all over Ireland and abroad,” he wrote in the caption.

“You have blown me away with you generosity. You all have extended the hand of friendship and helped two important charities who do crucial work in helping people who need urgent help. Thanks.”

On 2 April, a huge number of people across the country took part in various climbs to support the cause.

It was an emotional moment for all involved, and those supporting from at home, when Charlie reached the summit of Croagh Patrick surrounded by his wife, daughters, and grandchildren.

He told the world he had been absolutely “blown away” by how successful the event was and cried “tears of joy” all day.

Soon after, he announced plans to write a “coffee-table” book all about the day. He said that he already had a publisher who was interested, before asking anyone who took photographs to “keep them safe”.

Charlie was first diagnosed with Motor Neurone’s Disease back on October 2021. He has shared his journey so far with the nation, being open and honest about how the disease has affected his life.

Feature Image via Leah Farrell/