Inaugural dawn walk for Pieta House

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Posted on: 6th May, 2014

Category: Health & Lifestyle

Contributor: Mary O'Brien

Above: Back l-r: Monsignor O’Donovan, members of the local organising committee Imelda O’Keefe, Viv Mulqueen, Timotea Corcoran; front: Sylvia O’Driscoll Wong, Manager Pieta House Centre Cork and Kieran O’Brian, Pieta House

Pieta House fundraising walk, ‘Darkness Into Light’, will take place in Clonakilty for the first time this year on May 10. Pieta House provide a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicide distress and those who engage in self harm and treated over 4,000 people in Ireland last year alone. A new facility has recently opened in Cork City in Bishopstown,  which will make Pieta more accessible for people in the West Cork community.

The walk in Clonakilty will start and finish at Clonakilty GAA Club Ahamilla, and will proceed into Clonakilty down Western Road, doing a circuit of Kent St and Pearse St before heading back out Western Road. Participants are asked to pre register for this event online via  www.dil.pieta.ie/  or at the Registration Office open in the Phoenix Bar, Pearse St, Clonakilty from Friday, May 2 to Friday, May 9 from 12 to 4pm daily. It is hoped that Registration Offices will be open this weekend in Bandon, Skibbereen and Dunmanway. Please check www.facebook.com/pages/Darkness-into-Light-Clonakilty/ for details.

Participants are asked to arrive early, between 3 and 3.30am, dress warmly and bring a torch. Registration will be open on the night and those who have not pre-registered are asked to come early to avoid delays. Refreshments will be provided after the event in Clonakilty GAA Club.

With the event being held in 39 venues in Ireland this year, Pieta hopes to double the participants and bring much needed services to people in the local community.

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