In 2009, in the Phoenix Park in Dublin, 400 people set-off on the inaugural Darkness into Light 5km walk to raise funds for Pieta House. From small beginnings, the movement has grown year on year and in 2018 over 200,000 people took part in 150 locations, in 16 countries across 5 continents.
Each year the walk provides an opportunity for people to connect with their local community, to show their support for those who have been bereaved by suicide and an opportunity to raise awareness in the global fight against suicide and self-harm.
The event occurs on Saturday May 11th. There will be a walk near you in which you can participate as a church or individuals. Check out www.darknessintolight.ie to register and find a walk near you but beware it is a 4.15AM start!