Darkness into Light, with Pieta and Electric Ireland, returns this weekend with people all around the country urged to sign up and do what they can to support those impacted by suicide.
Due to COVID-19 guidelines, people won’t be able to gather together like they usually would. However Pieta and Electric Ireland are still aiming to inspire over 200,000 people to get involved.
This Saturday morning, people can support the cause in any number of special ways – walking, running, swimming, hiking, biking or simply listening to their favourite music as they watch the sun rise on a new day.
You can sign up at darknessintolight.ie and share your sunrise pictures online using the hashtags #BrighterTogether and #DIL2021.
Darkness into Light
Darkness into Light has come a long way since around 400 people set out for that first dawn walk in Phoenix Park in 2009.
In the years since, the event has raised almost €29m – which has allowed Pieta to continue supporting thousands of people affected by suicide every year.
With over 200 qualified therapists working across 20 different centres, Pieta last year delivered over 52,000 hours of counselling, handled 70,000 crisis support contacts and directly supported over 600 households bereaved by suicide.
Already this year, the charity has fielded over 22,800 calls and texts on its free crisis line.
Pieta needs your support to keep this service available to everyone who needs it.
‘One Sunrise Together’
While people can’t come together for this year’s Darkness into Light, the theme is based around the one thing that unites us all – the sunrise itself.
Pieta is asking people in towns, villages and cities all over Ireland to welcome the sunrise in their own special way this Saturday and experience ‘One Sunrise Together.’
Share your sunrise pictures online using the hashtags #BrighterTogether and #DIL2021.