On Saturday 11th May Rhonda Cairns, Caitriona Kirkpatrick and I joined (at the very early hour of 4.15am) around 2000 people at Hannahstown and set-off on the Darkness into Light 5km walk to raise funds for Pieta House. Thanks to your generosity and goodwill, between us we raised £180.50.
From small beginnings, this movement has grown year on year and in 2018 over 200,000 people took part in 150 locations, in 16 countries across 5 continents.
Each year the walk provides an opportunity for people to connect with their local community and to show their support for those who have been bereaved by suicide. With help from dedicated volunteers, in Ireland and overseas, participants return year on year to help continue to raise awareness in the global fight against suicide and self-harm.
Walk with us, talk with us, so that together we can create a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance.
Thanks again Cathy, Rhonda and Caitriona!!