Statement 28/01/2022

Climb with Charlie April 2022 #ClimbwithCharlie

On the 2nd April Charlie Bird will climb Croagh Patrick to raise funds for two charities which are very close to his heart – Irish Motor Neurone Disease (IMNDA) and Pieta, Ireland’s national suicide prevention charity.

Charlie has been overwhelmed by the support he has received and is extremely thankful to people all over Ireland for their generosity of spirit. On the 2nd April, Charlie, his family and close friends will undertake the climb as a group and ask that they be given the time and space to do this on that day. There will not be a ticketing system for the #ClimbwithCharlie on Croagh Patrick.

Following meetings and advice from experts on climbs, we are kindly asking people to focus on their local areas. This will be on the grounds of public health & safety, protection of the reek and seasonal restrictions which means that large attendance should not take place and we are committed to adhering to this advice.

Charlie still wants everyone to join him on the day, in a sense of solidarity he is urging people to do a climb in their local area.  If you want to #ClimbwithCharlie, you can take part or host a climb or walk in your local area, details of all local walks organised can be found at www.climbwithcharlie.ie

#ClimbwithCharlie is a fundraising campaign and you can set up a fundraising page here or make a donation here. All funds raised are for IMNDA & Pieta House.

If you choose to take part in your local #ClimbwithCharlie, we recommend that you visit www.climbwithcharlie.ie to see advice around safety and tips. We want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for the generous support that you have shown to Charlie and also for your interest in #ClimbwithCharlie campaign. We want to ensure that everyone is able to get involved and do their climb safely, we wish you all the best with your training and preparation for your #ClimbwithCharlie in your local area.