Darkness into Light 2014

Kids taking part in darkness into light

Electric Ireland is delighted to be sponsoring the Pieta House ‘Darkness into Light’ walk again this year. Taking place on Saturday, 10th of May, Darkness into Light 2014 is a unique, early morning experience which begins in darkness at 4.15am as thousands of people walk or run a 5km route while dawn is breaking. The early dawn represents hope and is symbolic of the work of Pieta House; bringing people from darkness back into the light.

We're hoping for 80,000 participants this year

Last year Darkness into Light attracted 40,000 participants in 20 locations around Ireland. With this year’s event taking place in 37 locations throughout the country as well as Sydney and London, Pieta House is hoping for a near doubling of last year’s turnout.

A note from Joan Freeman

Speaking at the launch, Joan Freeman, CEO and founder of Pieta House said: “Darkness into Light is an incredible experience and one that people remember for a long, long time. There’s already huge anticipation and with so many new locations involved for 2014 it’s going from strength to strength. We’re tying this year’s event in with our Mind Our Men campaign that aims to reduce male suicide, so I want to ask everyone coming on the day to bring a male friend or family member with them. We’re making a big push this year to get all the men out – it’s an early morning but it’s so worth it.”

How do I sign up?

To find out more information or to register for this years event please go to www.darknessintolight.ie

Below is a very moving video of last years Darkness into Light walk in the Phoenix Park.