Charlie Bird launches new website ahead of Croagh Patrick charity rise

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Charlie Bird’s motor neuron disease diagnosis has helped raise awareness of the disease in recent months, and the reporter has wasted no time using his platform to help others in the same position.

After revealing his ‘wish list’ desire to climb Croagh Patrick in County Mayo with friends and supporters, he set out to train for an excursion on April 2 to raise money for the Irish Motor Neurone Association and Pieta House, letting people participate in its daily life. life and preparations via social media.

Launch of a new website to promote climbing – climbwithcharlie.ie – Bird promised some “exciting developments” ahead of this weekend.

The announcement follows Sunday’s revelation of the “cloned voice” technology that Bird is using to assist his speech. Synthesized by Keith Davey of Marino Software from samples of his recorded voice from the RTÉ archives, the technology will allow him to continue to communicate in his signature tones.

Among others joining the legendary journalist on his big hike, health campaigner Vicky Phelan, former president Mary McAleese, country singer Daniel O’Donnell, Wexford hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald, CNN journalist Donie O’ ‘Sullivan, architect Dermot Bannon and RTÉ broadcaster Ryan Tubridy.

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