CANCER support service Recovery Haven have launched their 2013 Celebration of Light which will take place in villages, towns and beaches across Kerry in July and will see many hundreds of people, whose lives have been touched by the disease, gather and simultaneously light candles in a ceremony of hope and solidarity.
This year's Celebration of Light will take place on July 21 in locations in Abbeyfeale, Ballybunion, Banna, Camp, Dingle, Fenit, Inch, Killorglin, Killarney and Portmagee. Crowds will gather at 7.45pm and at exactly 8pm everyone present, at all ten locations, will simultaneously light their candles. There will also be a symbolic throwing of stones into the sea at coastal locations while local musicians will play at each venue.
The candles will be on sale for €3 each or two for €5 from various local outlets and at Recovery Haven in Tralee.
Recovery Haven Manager Siobhán McSweeney said that the event creates a great meeting point for people who have been affected by cancer.
Recovery Haven needs volunteers at each location to help with running the events. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Recovery Haven on 066-7192122 or www.recoveryhavenkerry.com for further information.