Corkagh Park’s Darkness Into Light Committee have launched their registration drive for this year’s walk in aid of Pieta. The event, proudly supported by Electric Ireland, will take place on sunrise in the early hours of Saturday May 6th to raise vital funds for Pieta’s life-saving services. Clondalkin’s Stephanie Bowden, who took RTE’s Operation Transformation by storm this year, joined the DIL 2023 Committee to officially launch this year’s event. Registration is now open at darknessintolight.ie.
Clondalkin’s Darkness Into Light Ambassador, Stephanie Bowden, launched the registration drive saying, “I am so pleased to be an ambassador for Darkness Into Light which takes place in my local park, Corkagh Park. I was overwhelmed by the support I got from Clondalkin during RTE’s Operation Transformation and I hope my followers will come out on May 6th to support Darkness Into Light. Taking part will help Pieta ensure they can reach as many people as possible who have been affected by suicide and self-harm.”
“Every person and every business that supports Pieta for Darkness Into Light is helping raise vital funds and raise awareness to break the stigma around suicide. This year’s event will be the second walk held locally in Corkagh Park and will be the closest official walk for residents in Clondalkin, Lucan, Rathcoole, Newcastle and Saggart. I’d encourage anyone interested in joining us to register today as places are filling up fast,” said Lorraine Murphy Co-Chair of the Committee.
Local TD Emer Higgins who is PRO for the Committee has called for volunteers to assist on the night. Lorraine Smith, a local Zumba instructor, who helped out at last years event by leading the warm-up, highly recommended being involved, “It was such an amazing experience being part of Darkness Into Light. I really enjoyed the buzz and loved knowing that being there and helping out on the day was making a real difference not just to the event, but to Pieta and to all the people who benefit from its services. I’d encourage anyone to get involved, you won’t regret it – besides what else would you be doing at 4am.”
Co-Chair Michelle Byrne said “We all have a role to play in Darkness Into Light 2023. Every participant, every volunteer and every euro donated will help Pieta be a light in the dark. This year’s event in Corkagh Park is going to be even bigger and even better than last years. We will have lots of entertainment on the night, artwork displays and of course the Banner of Hope. None of it would be possible without the support of local businesses who help us, our team of volunteers and everyone who gets up in darkness to walk together into light.”
If you would like to volunteer to help out on the night email ‘I’d like to help’ to firstname.lastname@example.org To register to attend visit darknessintolight.ie and select Corkagh Park as your preferred Dublin venue.