It would seem that the whole country was touched by the news that Charlie Bird, a renowned broadcaster was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease MND. And people will be out en mass on April 2nd to support his fundraising efforts in the Climb for Charlie. Nora Butler, originally from Tralee, now living in Castleisland lost her mother Mary (RIP) and also 3 other female family members to MND, is joining in the fundraising effort.

She is aiming to climb not only Carrontuohill but also Slive Bernargh in Northern Ireland, Ben Nevis in Scotland and Snowdon in Wales throughout the month of April. The funds raised will go to 2 very worthy charities Pieta House and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. Research has made huge advancements in the treatment and also huge progress has been made by Irish researchers in the last few years. Says Nora “There probably isn’t a family in the country that hasn’t been touched by suicide and resources are always needed in terms of research and support for those affected. I will be dedicating the climbs to my late mother and my 3 cousins climbing a mountain for each of them.”
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