Darkness into Light organisers say still time to join walk into the sun

The Darkness Into Light walk takes place this coming Saturday.

LIMERICK organisers of the annual Darkness into Light walk have said there is still time to join this year’s walk, taking place this coming Saturday (May 11).

The five-kilometre route starts at the TUS Moylish Campus at 4am and will loop around the three river bridges in Limerick City, with one kilometre of the event walked in silence in memory of all those who have died tragically, and in support of those who are struggling.

Funds from the event will go to support the services of mental health charity Pieta, with 2,200 tickets for the walk already sold in Limerick and €39,000 raised, according to one member of the Darkness Into Light Limerick committee.

“This is a calm, peaceful event and it’s slow-paced. It’s not a fitness or sporting event and anyone can take part,” Abi Costello of the Darkness Into Light Limerick committee said.

Funds raised by the event will go towards Pieta services, including an education and prevention programme focusing on awareness raising in schools, a 24-hour free helpline, and free counselling for those with suicidal ideation and people bereaved by suicide.

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As well as the registration fee for the annual fundraising walk, there will be donation boxes along the route for anyone who is not walking but wants to contribute.

There’s still time to sign up for the walk at darknessintolight.ie, “even if people wake up on the morning and feel they are able to do it, we never turn anyone away,” Abi told the Limerick Post.