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24 May 2022

DJ Carey and Joe Malone announce 'Climb with Charlie' charity expedition to Medjugorje

DJ Carey and Joe Malone announce special 'Climb with Charlie' expedition to Medjugorje

DJ Carey and Cllr Joe Malone will climb Cross Mountain in Medjugorje to raise funds for charity as part of the 'Climb with Charlie' campaign

Hurling legend DJ Carey and local councillor Joe Malone have revealed plans to climb Cross Mountain in Medjugorje together later this year as part of the ‘Climb with Charlie’ campaign.

Cllr Malone was particularly moved by the idea of the campaign after witnessing firsthand the devastating impact of Motor Neurone Disease on his mother and friends.

"There are so many people affected by this terrible illness and we still haven’t found a cure," he said.

"I knew we had to do something special to raise awareness."

Joe then decided to run the idea by superstar hurler DJ Carey in a bid to further raise awareness.

"I had a chat with DJ about the idea of doing something special in Medjugorje and he got back to me after considering it all and said that he was onboard."

The ‘Climb with Charlie’ campaign encourages people all over Ireland to arrange their own climb, with monies raised going to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta House.

Each climb is designed to highlight the vast mountains that so many people have to climb in their everyday lives due to severe illness, physical and mental.

DJ and Joe will be setting up a charity donation page soon where people will be able sponsor their climb.

The cost of the trip over will be covered separately at their own expense.

DJ and Joe will begin their ascent of Cross Mountain on April 2, in conjunction with the national campaign.

Cllr Malone said plans are also afoot to arrange group climbs in different locations around Kilkenny.

Anyone interested in registering their own climb can visit ‘climbwithcharlie.ie’ for more.

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