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Charlie Bird is planning to parachute jump with Mick McCarthy to raise even more money for charity

Charlie Bird has revealed that he plans to parachute jump with Mick McCarthy in the summer months to raise more money for charity.

That former RTE broadcaster (72) climbed Krogh Patrick in April to raise significant funds for the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association and Pieta House after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) last year.

Mr Bird said Climb with Charlie has now raised over €3m and thousands across the country have donated to the cause.

In a video posted online on Tuesday, Mr Bird said he and the former football manager could team up to jump in July.

“Hello everyone, I want to say a big thank you again for all the support for Climb with Charlie. You all helped raise over 3 million euros,” he said.

“And more good news, my great friend John Fitzpatrick, hotelier in New York, is about to add another €100,000 to the total which may soon add up to three and a half million euros.

“This is being donated from his parents, the Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund, let me tell you something else. I can team up with Mick McCarthy and we’re looking forward to doing a parachute jump for charity in July.”

“Yes, you read that right, former Irish football manager Mick McCarthy. There’s an interesting story to this but that’s for another time. I’m just looking for a sponsor to complete it.”

“Again, all the money raised will go to charity. Me and Tiger want to say thank you, let us all continue to extend the hand of friendship.

Mr. Bird got the idea to climb Krogh Patrick late late show Last year.

“Everyone has their own personal mountains to climb. We never know what is around the corner,” he said.

Host Ryan Tubridi attended the climb along with singer Danielle O’Donnell, along with her former RT collaborator.

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