Pieta House launches the eighth year of Darkness into Light

By Echo Reporter

A LARGE crowd gathered in The Pearse Institute (The Ireland Institute), as Pieta House launched Dublin’s Darkness Into Light 2016 (DIL 2016) in association with Electric Ireland.

Joan Freeman, Founder of Pieta House, was joined by Edel McCarthy, Group Sponsorship Manager at Electric Ireland, RTÉ presenter Miriam O’Callaghan, along with members of local organisations and volunteers to launch the eighth year of DIL.

Joan Freeman Founder of Pieta House Brian Higgins CEO of Pieta House Miriam OCallaghan and Edel McCarthy from Electric Irel 

This year’s event takes place on Saturday May 7, and Marlay Park, Phoenix Park, Malahide and Skerries are again set to host the DIL event in Dublin.

Darkness Into Light is a unique, early morning experience that begins in darkness at 4.15am as thousands of people walk or run a 5km route as dawn is breaking.

Last year’s event attracted over 100,000 participants in over 80 locations across Ireland and abroad.

“Last year’s Darkness Into Light in Dublin was an incredible success and we’re delighted that you’re hosting the event again this year,” said Joan Freeman, Founder of Pieta House.

“We’re so grateful for your continued support. Your courage, vision and generosity has helped Pieta House to bring hope to over 5,000 people alone last year.

“Together we’re leading the way with Darkness Into Light now reaching communities from Dublin to Abu Dhabi and many more across the world” she said.

Pieta House is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

More than 20,000 people have come through the nine centres across Ireland during the last decade. 
Online registration and further details are available on www.darknessintolight.ie

For more information on Darkness Into Light in County Dublin contact Marie Peelo of Pieta House on 01 6282111.

 

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