Charlie Bird has presented over €3m raised through the Climb with Charlie campaign to two Irish charities.
The veteran Irish broadcaster presented the cheques to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) and Pieta at a ceremony in Dublin's Merrion Square this morning.
The RTÉ journalist launched the Climb with Charlie campaign after he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in November 2021.
The campaign garnered massive support across Ireland and abroad, with thousands of people joining him on the climb up Croagh Patrick back in April.
Meanwhile, people also took part in almost two hundred other fundraisers across Ireland, Europe, the US, Australia and South Africa.
In all, the campaign raised €3,376,000.
Speaking at the event in Dublin this morning, Charlie said: “None of knows what is around the corner for any of us."
“Last October, I was diagnosed with a terminal illness, and I have had many dark days since then," he said.
“But remarkably, here this morning, is one of the happiest days of my life.
“The people I have to thank for this are the tens of thousands of people from all corners of Ireland and abroad who made this day possible with your unwavering support for Climb with Charlie.
“For me, April 2nd this year, in a way, turned into a national day of kindness friendship and yes, celebration.
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