What’s happening around Wicklow for ‘Climb with Charlie’

As former RTÉ journalist Charlie Bird tackles Croagh Patrick this weekend to raise funds for two charities, a number of climbs and walks have been organised in Co Wicklow.

Mr Bird revealed in December how he had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, which is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord.

Charlie will climb Croagh Patrick, along with supporters, friends and famous faces as he raises awareness and funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta House charities.

At the time of publication a total of €962,465.56 has so far been raised.

In Wicklow, Ashford Rovers have organised a climb up the Sugarloaf, with funds raised being split for Climb with Charlie and Kicks for Kane. The climb will begin at 10:30am with participants asked to meet for 10:15am.

Also taking place is a walk up the Murrough – the longest wetland on the East Coast where Charlie Bird frequently walks himself. Participants are asked to meet at the New Pier for 10am and afterwards a swim will take place at the Harbour.

Meanwhile, Newtown GAA have organised a walk for both of Charlie’s charities. It will commence at the Church Road entrance to Season Park Woods, via Glendarragh Lane and back to Newtown GAA club house where light refreshments will be available. The club asks participants to donate first before the day and to wear a high visibility jacket.

Rathdrum Rugby Club have also organised a walk which will begin at 2pm at the grounds, while Vartry Rowing Club will walk Spinc at 7am on Saturday.

Glencormac United have also arranged to climb the Sugarloaf starting at 12.30, meeting at the Sugarloaf car park.

Dunnes Stores are supporting Climb with Charlie by facilitating customers to donate €2 at tills in their stores in Wicklow and nationwide.

If you know of any other activities taking place this weekend throughout the county do let the WicklowNews.Net editorial team know

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