Darkness Into Light Dundalk raises over €55,000 for Pieta House
The Darkness Into Light Dundalk committee last night presented a massive €55,275 in proceeds to Pieta House from last May’s Darkness Into Light event at Dundalk IT.
The presentation was made at a special event held in McAlester’s Bar in Bridge Street with Dundalk FC footballer Patrick Hoban among those in attendance.
Over 2,400 took part in the local event at Dundalk IT last May. The 5k walk/run takes place at numerous locations around the country and is the main fundraiser for suicide prevention group Pieta House, who aim to have a centre with 100km of everyone in the coming years.
The latest donation from Dundalk means the people of the town have helped raise over €200,000 for Pieta House in the three years that Darkness Into Light has taken place in Dundalk.
Commenting on the presentation on their Facebook page, the Darkness Into Light Dundalk committee said: “Incredible things can happen when you put like minded people together willing to work for one of the most worthwhile causes.💛 Incredible things can happen when you can offer someone help in an hour of need.🤝 Incredible things can happen when you can give light to someone in times of darkness 🕯️
“€1,000 will take someone through the Pieta House programme, that’s 55 people our efforts will directly effect and countless loved ones, friends and families indirectly.
“Dundalk, thank you, thank you for your continued support, to those who register and walk, to those who volunteered as stewards and in any way along the way or on the day, to those who sponsored the event, to our own families and friends for your support to the committee and everyone who made this happen, know that on Saturday the 11th of May, we made a difference that can continue to give life and light to those who need it🙏🏼”