Monday 10 December 2018

Invitation to wake up and walk from Darkness into Light

Mitchelstown Matters

Paddy Ryan

The Mitchelstown Darkness into Light committee are once again asking everybody to wake up and join them in support of families and friends affected by suicide and self harm.

This year's event will take place at 4.15am on May 12. The five-kilomotre route will start at the Mitchelstown Leisure Centre and participants will walk around the town in solidarity with people around the world.

The walk will finish with refreshments and a chat as the dawn is breaking.

Darkness into Light began in 2009 when 400 people came together in the Phoenix Park to raise awareness about suicide and self harm. Darkness into Light has blossomed into a global movement against suicide and self harm, with over 200,000 expected to take part in this year's event.