Final preparations are underway by a border community to join the fundraising initiative headed up by Charlie Bird through a ‘Climb Barnes for Joe’ event.
Charlie was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and, on The Late Late Show, announced he will climb Croagh Patrick on April 2nd in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease and Pieta House.
Former Curragh Athletic FC Killygordon and Blane Rovers (Aghyaran) player, Joe Gallen, recently passed away from the same debilitating disease.
The climb of Barnesmore will start in the morning of Saturday, April 2, and run in parallel with the ‘Walk for Winnie’ event taking place at Crossroads, Killybordon at 2.30pm.
The late Winnie Scanlon, was a former committee member of Curragh Athletic and had a keen interest and close association with the club all down the years.
The walk will leave from the Parochial Hall, Crossroads, up to Mounthall, around the ‘Back of the Wall’ and back to the hall for refreshments.
All details on this event and how to donate are available at the following iDonate LINK.
The Barnes climb will start at 10am, with Joe’s family taking part, and finish at approximately 2.00pm.
The climb begins at the entrance to Meenbog Wind Farm on the N15 main Ballybofey to Donegal town road.
Parking facilities are available off the main road at the Wind Farm entrance.
The climb is of medium to rough terrain along a roadway all the way to the top and is approximately a 10km round trek.
Details on this and how to donate are available at the following link: https://www.idonate.ie/event/3317_climb-with-charlie.html
“Please join Curragh Athletic FC in supporting both the climb and walk which will be in remembrance of our dear friend Winnie Scanlon RIP of Bahenbuoy, Killygordon and team mate Joe Gallen RIP of Blane, Aghyaran,” the organisers said.
The organisers of the Barnes event would like to thank landowners, Charlie Mc Elchar, the Meenbog Wind Farm and Coillte for their permission to use the road for the climb.
Registration will take place on the day at the entrance to the climb.Tags: