July 26th, 2022
Today was a phenomenally emotional day as Charlie Bird presented the IMNDA and Pieta with a mindboggling cheque for €3,376,000 in Merrion Square in Dublin.
“None of us knows what is around the corner for any of us. Last October, I was diagnosed with a terminal illness and I have had many dark days since then. But remarkably, this morning is one of the happiest days of my life,” Charlie Bird said.
From all in the IMNDA we are blown away by the support and generosity of absolutely everyone who got involved with Climb with Charlie. We cannot thank everyone enough – there are simply no words to describe the gratitude, love and appreciation we have for the thousands of people in this great country and around the world that extended the hand of friendship and supported this extraordinary climb.
To Charlie, Claire and Tiger – what you have achieved, in such a short period is momentous. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your courage, spirit and friendship. To raise that kind of money is almost unfathomable.