Pieta House ‘Darkness Into Light’ walk will take place in Clonakilty for the first time this year, on May 10 at 4am. Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of self harm or suicide, recently opened in Bishopstown in Cork City. Pieta offers free counselling to people who suffer with self harm and or suicidal thoughts. Pieta House now has a staff of 170 and the demand for its services hasn’t let up. In 2013, nearly 4,000 people came to Pieta House for help and the numbers contacting the service are rising all the time.
Darkness Into Light is Pieta’s annual fundraising event. The Clonakilty route starts and finishes at Clonakilty GAA Club and will come down Western Road, down Kent St, Rossa St, Pearse St and back out to the GAA Club. The start time is 04:15am.
Registrater online at dil.pieta.ie or at the registration office in Pearse St, Clonakilty from Saturday, April 12. Adults €25, cheaper rates for OAP’s, Social Welfare recipients and children. Registration will also be available on the morning of the walk, but it is advisable to pre register.
Darkness Into Light is not just about fundraising. It is a celebration of life, it is a challenge to the stigma within society and ourselves, and it is a coming together of people in support of those people in our community who may suffer.