Friends and colleagues of Charlie Bird report ‘Shine a Light’ charity single forward of Croagh Patrick climb
A particular charity single has been launched forward of Charlie Bird and Vicky Phelan’s Croagh Patrick fundraiser on April 2.
ast 12 months, former RTÉ journalist Charlie Bird and his pal Ms Phelan introduced they might be taking up the Mayo pilgrimage problem, to lift much-needed funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association and Pieta House.
Now singer Michael English, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and a choir Mr Bird’s associates and colleagues have joined forces to report the brand new charity single ‘Shine a Light’.
The track has been composed by Sara Noone and Michael English is supported with backing vocals from Joe Duffy, Eileen Dunne, George Lee and lots of extra.
Sharing particulars of the one in Twitter Mr Bird wrote: “Shine A Light ‘ this wonderful track penned for me by Sara Noone and sung by Michael English and the RTÉ live performance Orchestra and a few of my RTÉ colleagues. I wish to share this dedication with Vicky Phelan who’s an actual beacon of hope. Always prolong the hand of friendship.”
‘Shine A Light ‘ this wonderful track penned for me by Sara Noone and sung by Michael English and the RTÉ live performance Orchestra and a few of my RTÉ colleagues. I wish to share this dedication with Vicky Phelan
who’s an actual beacon of hope.Always prolong the hand of friendship. pic.twitter.com/Uo2Ww8rABf
— Charlie Bird (@charliebird49) March 14, 2022
Mr Bird was identified with motor neurone illness final 12 months and he pledged to climb Ireland’s most sacred mountain to lift consciousness for individuals affected by terminal sicknesses and psychological well being struggles.
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He had initially deliberate to tackle the problem along with his pal Vicky Phelan, however final week the ladies’s well being advocate, who has been sick with most cancers for a while, mentioned she is now not properly sufficient to go.
An idonate web page for the charity drive has raised nearly €550,000.
In a message posted on the web page, Mr Bird mentioned: ”Join me in spirit on April 2nd as I increase funds for 2 charities very near my coronary heart – Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta, Ireland’s nationwide suicide prevention charity. My hope is that folks throughout Ireland, certainly everywhere in the world will get behind me to indicate help and solidarity with the hundreds of people that climb mountains on daily basis attributable to their bodily and psychological well being challenges.
“I am encouraging anyone who wants to get involved in ‘Climb with Charlie’ to do so in their own area. Due to health and safety restrictions and an ongoing conservation project, we are restricted in the numbers who will climb Croagh Patrick on that day, But it would be amazing if you could walk or climb with me in spirit on April 2nd. This act of solidarity will be so appreciated by me, my family and friends.”