Date set for this year’s Darkness Into Light
The date has been set for this year’s Darkness Into Light event in Dundalk.
The third annual running of the fundraiser in aid of Pieta House will take place on Saturday May 9th. For now, the date has been released so people can keep it free with registration for the event opening soon.
Last year over 2,400 people took part in the local event, which got underway at 4.15am from Dundalk IT. This helped raise €55,275. When that is added to the totals of €102,314.24 raised in 2018 and the €60,702 raised in the event’s first year in Dundalk in 2017, it means Darkness Into Light has raised well in excess of €200,000 in this area since getting up and running.
The idea behind Darkness Into Light is for people to come together in the early hours of the morning to walk 5km to remember those affected by suicide and to support those considering it. They then complete the event at sunrise, showing that no matter how hard things get there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
Check out our video from last year’s event below…