This year’s ‘Darkness Into Light’ event in Wicklow Town will start at Leitrim Place outside the Brass Fox pub. The 5K walk/run will start at 4.15 am sharp on Saturday 12th May.
The following important changes for 2018 will be as follows:
- You must register before 4 May in order to receive an event T-shirt
- T-shirts will be delivered by post before the event, so please provide an accurate mailing address as well as your correct T-shirt size (Sizes cannot be changed once payment has been made)
- Kids can be added to any adult registration. Kids 6 to 18 years will also receive a T-shirt, so please provide their kids sizes during the registration process
- A special community day will be held in the Grand Hotel on Saturday April 21st. where a team of volunteers will be on hand to help out with any registration problems
Darkness Into Light
Darkness Into Light (DIL) is Pieta House’s flagship annual fundraising and awareness event. It started with approximately 400 people in the now iconic yellow DIL T-shirts walking the 5km course in Dublin’s Phoenix Park in 2009. This year, the event will have roughly 180 DIL venues across Ireland and worldwide. Last year 180,000 people shared the light to promote suicide prevention and to tackle the stigma that leads people to the doors of Pieta House centres.
Pieta House was founded in Lucan, Co Dublin, in 2006 and now has services right across Ireland. Pieta offers free counselling to those suffering from suicidal ideation, those who have been bereaved by suicide and people who are engaging in self-harm. Staff are fully qualified and provide a professional one-to-one therapeutic service
To Register for ‘Darkness Into Light’ Wicklow Town: https://dil.pieta.ie/event-information/venues/register/wicklow-town
Alternatively, there are events being held in Arklow, Baltinglass or Bray which can be found here: https://dil.pieta.ie/event-information/venues