Darkness into Light Clontarf 2021

21 Apr 2021

Pieta and Electric Ireland encourage the people of Clontarf and the surrounding areas, to join thousands all over the world, and share ‘One Sunrise Together’ on May 8th for Darkness into Light

Although we can't walk together on the Clontarf Seafront as we did back in 2019 for the inaugural Darkness into Light walk, organised walks are not possible due to Covid-19 restrictions. Instead, this year, participants can walk, run, swim, hike, bike or simply share One Sunrise Together for Darkness Into Light.

One year on from when the country went into lockdown, Pieta’s services are in demand more than ever and they need the public’s support. Electric Ireland is proud to support Pieta for a ninth year and together with Pieta are encouraging people to register at www.darknessintolight.ie to take part in a special Darkness into Light that can unite us all whilst still staying physically apart. By taking part in Darkness Into Light, participants will unite in every corner of Ireland to help shine a light on suicide and self-harm while raising vital funds for Pieta’s lifesaving services.

Last year when it wasn’t possible to all walk together for Darkness into Light, Pieta faced a funding crisis, but communities all over Ireland and the World, came together as one community and got behind the event, with hundreds of thousands rising at dawn and sharing sunrise moments from across the country.  The support that shone through was nothing short of amazing with over €4 million raised following a tremendous public fundraising effort to ensure Pieta could continue to deliver their services through 2020.

Calls and texts to Pieta’s helpline directly relating to suicide, self-harm and suicide bereavement rose by 25% in December 2020 vs. December 2019, and Pieta is expecting the pandemic burden to have farreaching implications throughout 2021. So your support is crucial. 

Register today for Darkness into Light 2021!

Be sure to check out the emotive video below from Pieta, and remember, there is hope.