July 1st, 2022
The former RTÉ broadcaster Charlie Bird gathered with friends, family and colleagues at Hodges Figgis in Dublin for the launch of a book commemorating ‘Climb With Charlie’.
The book contains photos of the day thousands of people climbed Croagh Patrick to raise funds for Pieta and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.
In autumn 2021, the journalist and broadcaster publicly announced that he has motor neurone disease. Despite this devastating diagnosis, Charlie decided to organise a charity climb of Croagh Patrick. Climb with Charlie turned into a national event and raise over €3 million for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta House.
CEO of the IMNDA Lillian McGovern attended the book launch of Climb with Charlie along with Board Members Katie Hallissey & Norman Hughes.
“We are delighted to be part of this great initiative. The book captures all the climbs – the memories made and emotions felt so beautifully. Our thanks to Charlie and Claire.” CEO, Lillian McGovern