Charlie Bird hoping to do parachute jump with Mick McCarthy for charity 1 month ago

Charlie Bird hoping to do parachute jump with Mick McCarthy for charity

The veteran broadcaster says he is seeking one sponsor to make it happen.

Having raised more than €3 million for charity with his Climb with Charlie campaign last month, Charlie Bird is already planning another fundraiser.

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The veteran broadcaster has said he and former Irish football manager Mick McCarthy are hoping to do a parachute jump in July.

He made the comments in a video update posted to Twitter where he teased there is "an interesting story" behind the plans.

"I may be teaming up with Mick McCarthy and we are hoping to do a parachute jump in July for charity," Charlie said.

“Yes, you have read correctly, Mick McCarthy, the former Irish soccer manager. There is an interesting story to this but that is for another time.

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"I am just looking for one sponsor to make it happen. Again, all money raised will go to charity."

Also, in the video, Charlie thanked everyone who supported the Climb with Charlie campaign, before revealing it is about to receive a further €100,000 donation.

"I just want to say a big thanks again for all the support for Climb with Charlie. All of you out there helped to raise a staggering over €3 million," he said.

“More good news, my great pal John Fitzpatrick, the hotelier in New York, is about to add another €100,000 to the total which could soon be heading for €3,250,000.

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“It is being donated from his parents, the Eithne and Paddy Fitzpatrick memorial fund. Such a kind gesture."

You can watch the video update below.

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Following his diagnosis with Motor Neurone Disease last year, Charlie made headlines for climbing Croagh Patrick in April in order to fundraise for Pieta and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

As of Tuesday night (24 May), the Climb with Charlie campaign has raised €3,055,281.06 for the two charities.

Main image via Twitter/CharlieBird