October 4, 2023
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It’s back! Registration opens for Darkness Into Light on May 9 as two Kilkenny towns set to take place

The people of Kilkenny are being called on to run, jog or walk into the dawn on May 9 for this year’s Darkness Into Light.

Registration is now open for this year’s annual fundraiser with walks taking place in Kilkenny City and Inistioge.

Pieta and Electric Ireland are calling on as many people as possible around the country to join in the global movement to end suicide.

The walk not only raises vital funds for Pieta and awareness for mental health, it brings people together in a spirit of solidarity and hope.

To register now and avail of the discounted early bird rates, visit www.darknessintolight.ie

The unique event, which is symbolic of the journey from despair to hope, will begin in darkness at 4.15am as thousands of people walk a 5km route into the light of dawn.

Funds raised from Darkness Into Light help keep Pieta’s counselling services free of charge and freely accessible to those in suicidal crisis, people who engage in self-harm, and to those bereaved by suicide.

In 2019, a total of €5.4m was raised from Darkness into Light walks with over 200,000 people taking part around the world.

Darkness Into Light has grown from a single walk in the Phoenix Park, Dublin with just 400 walkers into a global movement dedicated to raising awareness around suicide and self-harm.

Almost 250,000 people in 24 countries across five continents are expected to come together in the pre-dawn hours to take part, and to spread Pieta’s message of hope around the world.

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