Darkness into Light

#DarknessIntoLight

We are proud to support Darkness Into Light for our 8th year running. Walk with us on May 9th 2020.

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Keep an eye on our page for more updates on Darkness Into Light 2020 in the coming weeks.

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The Power of Hope

It’s in a glance from someone who cares.
It’s in bringing a cuppa without asking.
It’s in calling when there’s nothing to say. 
It’s in sitting when just being there is enough. 
It’s in 15 Pieta locations across the country,
And the 10s of 1,000s of phone calls they receive every year. 
It’s in the footsteps of 200,000 people walking from Darkness into Light,
And the positivity they carry with them every day. 
When we start to look for it we’ll see that hope is all around us. 
And we’ll realise The Power of Hope is in us all.

 


Darkness Into Light Wall of Hope 2019

Alongside Pieta, we were pleased to unveil the Wall of Hope on April 10th to officially launch Darkness Into Light 2019. The Wall of Hope signifies the Hope that Darkness Into Light spreads across the globe every year.

In 2019, Darkness into Light was hosted in over 200 venues bringing the power of hope across 19 countries and 5 continents.

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Why I Walk…

At the launch of our Wall of Hope, we spoke to some of the ambassadors of Darkness Into Light to understand why they walk. The walk is symbolic journey from despair to hope; as it starts in darkness at 4:15am and culminates as the sun rises at dawn.

The Darkness into Light 2019 ambassadors included chef Derry Clarke, professional rugby player, Jack McGrath and GAA player Shane Carthy. To find why they walk and more information about Darkness Into Light, click the link below.

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How signing up can make a real difference to people's lives

Darkness Into Light has also become a global movement, with walks being held in 19 countries over five continents. Registration for Darkness Into Light is €25 for adults and your money will save lives by funding Pieta’s vital work. It’s easy to find out where your nearest Darkness Into light location is – even if you can’t make it on the day, you can still pay your registration to show your support.

Just €13 will keep the lights on in one of its 15 centres for a day. €31 will cover the cost of three calls into its 24/7 national helpline, which could be the first step to someone getting the help they need when they need it most.

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A Pieta user talks about suicide, hope and finding help

Suicide is a silent killer in towns and communities across Ireland that can affect people of any age and from any demographic.

Darkness Into Light, proudly supported by Electric Ireland, raises much-needed funds for to help people who are struggling with suicidal thoughts or who have been affected by suicide.

To learn more and read the story of a Pieta user, click the link below.

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Pieta clinician describes how suicide can effect anyone

Suicide. It’s a word that’s often associated with negative connotations or social stigmas but it’s something that can touch any family or group of friends.

Ahead of walking Darkness Into Light, click the link below to read an interview with a Pieta clinician who talks about her time working with Pieta.

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#ThePowerOfHope

Check out our #ThePowerOfHope gallery on Instagram and
join our ambassadors in leading the way from Darkness Into Light.

Stephen Considine - It shows unity and makes you feel less isolated, less alone Derry Clarke - It's a beautiful, beautiful thing to do because it brings us together as people


"It's a beautiful, beautiful thing to do because it brings us together as people"
- Derry Clarke

Walk with us from Darkness Into Light May 11th 2019 The Power of Hope is within us all, it transforms everyday moments into hopeful ones


The Power of Hope is within us all, it transforms everyday moments into hopeful ones

Shane Carty - I've seen the other side and I'm in a much better place now Jack McGrath - Pieta House and what they do is very close to my heart



"Pieta and what they do is very close to my heart"
- Jack McGrath