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Darkness Into Light fundraiser raises over 6 million euros

May 8, 2021 10:05 By Shannonside News
Darkness Into Light fundraiser raises over 6 million euros Darkness Into Light fundraiser raises over 6 million euros
Repro Free: 08/05/2021 Harry Greenen (9) and his dog Rocky pictured in Greystones Co Wicklow taking part in Pieta’s Darkness Into Light 2021, proudly supported by Electric Ireland. This year, people from all around the world shared ’One Sunrise Together’, sending messages of hope to those who have been impacted by suicide and self-harm. With over 22,848 calls and texts placed to Pieta’s free crisis line so far this year, Darkness Into Light is vital to ensure this service remains freely available to evPicture Andres Poveda
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The rain and wind didn't deter people getting out to support suicide prevention charity fundraiser.

More than 6 million euro has been raised for Pieta House through its Darkness Into Light fundraiser.

Over 140,000 people across the world took part in the annual event today.

Thousands of people got up in the rain and wind this morning to raise funds for Pieta House.

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People walked, ran, cycled and swam despite wind and rain in many parts of the country.

The suicide prevention charity's described the weather for Darkness Into Light as "challenging for a challenging year".

Participants walked, ran, swam or hiked on their own or in their social bubble.

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Last night, 1.1 million euro was raised for the charity on the Late Late Show.

 

 

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