Darkness Into Light postponed until Autumn amid Covid-19 fears

by Rachel Darcy

The organisers of the annual Darkness Into Light walk in aid of Pieta House have announced that they will be postponing the walk until the Autumn.

Darkness Into Light sees thousands of people across the country gather in different locations to take part in the fundraising walk. This years event was due to take place on May 9, with over 25,000 people expected to take part.

CEO of Pieta, Elaine Austin, said in a statement: “The event will indeed take place, but at a more appropriate time when the threat of the coronavirus has passed. We are assessing an autumn date and will confirm this as soon as possible.”

Austin also advised that the postponement of the event will leave a ‘significant funding gap’ for the charity, and has asked for anyone who planned on taking part in Darkness Into Light to consider donating to the charity.

Pieta provides free counselling to those who are engaging in self-harm of suicidal thoughts and provides free bereavement services to those who have been touched by suicide. For more information, visit Pieta’s website here.

Darkness Into Light is the latest community event to see postponement or cancellation due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

For all updates and further information on COVID-19, please visit the HSE website.

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