This year we’re supporting the Pieta “Darkness into light” sunrise event, taking place on Saturday 8 May.
Celebrating its 12th year, this important initiative aims to raise vital funds and awareness for those affected by suicide and self-harm.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the event will take on a very different look and feel as we’re unable to join together to support the event.
Club Health & Wellbeing Officer Conor McCullagh is leading this initiative for the club. He says “Unfortunately, many people in the club and community have been affected by suicide and self-harm. This is a great initiative to raise awareness, to recognise the pain suffered by victims and their families, whilst also raising much-needed funds for Pieta – who help thousands of people every year. Let’s all get involved and show our support to those impacted by suicide and self-harm.”
There are 4 ways you can get involved:
- Register to complete your own walk in your own area, ensuring that you follow the latest lockdown restrictions.
- Take on a “Darkness into light” challenge. You can hike, run, cycle, walk or swim. Be as creative as you want, while raising sponsorship for your efforts.
- Donate to support those affected by suicide and self-harm. You can do this by sponsoring someone taking on a challenge; donate directly on the “Darkness into light” website or via the Ormeau Park organising committee’s fundraising page.
- Share your walks and challenges online using the hashtag – #DIL2021 and #Darknessintolight2021
To register and donate visit – www.darknessintolight.ie
Founded in Dublin in 2006, Pieta was established to provide free, accessible one-to-one counselling to people suffering from suicidal ideation, engaging in self-harm or to those bereaved by suicide. With over 200 qualified therapists across 15 physical centres, we do everything we can to ensure that help is available to those in crisis.
In 2020, despite the impact of Covid 19, we are proud to have delivered over 52,000 hours of suicide intervention and bereavement counselling. We also answered over 70,000 crisis support calls and texts, and directly supported over 600 households impacted and bereaved by suicide.
We are passionate about our life-saving work. And all services are provided free of charge.
For more information, visit our website.