Bono has released a special new track which is dedicated to treasured broadcaster Charlie Bird. This comes as Bird prepares to embark on his Climb with Charlie campaign.
Having been previewed on radio stations around the country, the track Crazy Mountain will be released via the Climb With Charlie social media accounts. This also includes Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Charlie Bird was diagnosed with Motor Neurone’s Disease last year.
Calling this track an “outstanding gesture”, Bird also added this.
‘’This is an outstanding gesture. I am overjoyed and could not believe the message that I received from Bono”, he said.
Bird also added, “He has been hugely supportive of the Climb With Charlie campaign, which aims to raise funds for two amazing charities, the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta”.
“Donate what they can”
Raising awareness regarding his campaign, Bird also urged people to “log on to www.climbwithcharlie.ie and donate what they can or set up their own fundraisers to climb in their local area, be it climbing a set of stairs or a short walk around the house, around a local park, a walk to the beach, whatever you are able to do”.
“Climb With Charlie is a nationwide initiative to recognize the huge physical and emotional mountains so many of us have to climb in our daily lives”.
Charlie Bird is due to embark on this challenge on April 2. However, due to Covid-19, health & safety and environmental works, Croagh Patrick is unable to accomodate large numbers.
Due to this factor, Charlie is encouraging people to walk or climb in their local area. This could include climbing a mountain or a short walk in their local park. He also urges people to keep climbing the mountains of their personal battles.
This climb will be far from an easy feat for Charlie due to his MND diagnosis. But he is determined to highlight the different mountains that people have to climb in their own lives, due to severe illness, physical or mental.
All funds raised from this campaign will go towards Pieta and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.