Waterford Launch of Darkness Into Light 2019

Waterford Launch of Darkness Into Light 2019

In Aid of Pieta House

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT – Pieta House’s flagship fundraising and awareness walk/run – will take place in 150 locations across Ireland, north and south and all over the world this year. Now in its 11th year, Darkness Into Light (DIL) – again supported by Electric Ireland – will start in the early hours of Saturday 11th May. This unique event begins in darkness at 4.15am as thousands of people walk or run a 5km route while the dawn is breaking.

Darkness Into Light 2019
The Waterford Darkness Into Light committee pictured with the Mayor of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr.Declan Doocey and Metropolitan Mayor, Cllr.Joe Kelly, standing L-R, Jim Griffin, Sinead Flynn-Fogarty, Mick Lacey, Darryl Barry, seated L-R, Olive Ruane, Georgina O’Donnell, Des Purcell, chairman and Antoinette Burke. Photo by Noel Browne
On Tuesday April 9th the Waterford Launch of Darkness Into Light Walk 2019 took place in the mayor’s office City Hall, Waterford. The walks in Waterford will once again start in the RSC in the city  at 4.15am on Saturday morning 11th May 2019 and from St Augustine’s College (The Friary), Duckspool in Dungarvan.
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Pictured at the Darkness Into Light, Waterford launch in the Mayor’s Parlour were sitting L-R, Metropolitan Mayor, Cllr.Joe Kelly, the current Rose of Tralee, Waterford’s Kirsten Mate Maher, Mayor of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr.Declan Doocey, John Foley, Dungarvan DIL committee, Kevin Ryan, Electric Ireland, Marie Peelo, Deputy Fund Raising Executive, Pieta House, Olive Ruane, Waterford DIL committee, Laura Spillane, Clinical Support Coordinator, Waterford Pieta House and Tom Street, DIL Dungarvan. Photo by Noel Browne

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world will come together to walk from the darkness of night into the light of morning to help Pieta House in the global fight against suicide and self-harm.  Symbolically the walk represents the therapeutic counselling journey.  It sparks conversation about the importance of mental health and wellbeing in all our lives. The entry fees raised around the world allow Pieta House and our international charity partners to continue to deliver vital services. Find out where a Darkness Into Light walk is taking place near you HERE.

Darkness Into Light 2019

Many members from various local organisations and rescue services in Waterford also attended the launch.

Darkness Into Light 2019
Attending the launch of the 2019 Darkness Into Light walk in the mayor’s office were standing L-R, Lucy O’Regan, Tramore Cliff & Mountain Rescue, Sgt.Dave Butler, Mayor of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr.Declan Doocey, Darryl Barry, Waterford Marine Search & Rescue, Metropolitan Mayor, Cllr.Joe Kelly and Stephen Barry, Tramore Cliff & Mountain Rescue. Photo by Noel Browne

Remember “There is always HOPE” and you too can be part of Darkness Into Light 2019!

To Register for the Waterford City event click HERE!

To Register for the Dungarvan event click HERE!

People all over Ireland can also register for this year’s events at www.darknessintolight.ie.

Darkness Into Light 2019
“There is always HOPE”.  Photo by Noel Browne

 

 

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