Pieta House Darkness into Light supported by Electric Ireland
Electric Ireland has been the proud title sponsor of Pieta House’s flagship fundraising event, Darkness Into Light, since 2013. In 2015, over 500 people lost their lives to suicide in Ireland. Electric Ireland understands the importance of Darkness Into Light which gives people the opportunity to talk about the topic of suicide.
Familiar faces come together to lend support to Darkness Into Light
Electric Ireland has launched an empowering and uplifting video to raise awareness of Pieta House’s annual Darkness Into Light event. The video features a range of Ireland’s biggest names in sports, acting and broadcasting, including: RTE Veteran Miriam O’Callaghan, Fashion Power Duo Brendan Courtney and Sonya Lennon, Leinster Rugby star Jack McGrath and Fair City actress Rachel Pilkington. Take a look at the video below.
Interview with Irish Olympic Mark English
800-metre athlete Mark English is an ambassador for the Electric Ireland Darkness into Light campaign and one of Ireland’s great hopes for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games later this summer we spoke to him about sport, setbacks and his interest in mental health.
When it comes to stressors and setbacks in his own life, Mark returns to the concept of support structures and how important he finds them.
“I have two mentors: the former Olympic athlete Darren Campbell is one of them. He had a torn hamstring the week before the Olympic Games, so talking to him helps me contextualise my injuries. I learn a lot from guys like that.”