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Griffith College Supports Darkness Into Light

Head of Marketing & Communications at Pieta House and Griffith College alumna Melanie Stanford spoke with us to highlight the importance of the fundraiser
Darkness into Light 2019

Griffith College Supports Darkness Into Light

Griffith College staff and students are asked to register for Pieta House’s Darkness into Light annual 5km walk against suicide and self-harm. The walk will take place on Saturday 11 May across 200 venues, 19 countries, and 5 continents.

Where to Meet

Staff and students at Griffith College are asked to come together at Phoenix Park (or any other venue across the country on the day) on the day to walk in solidarity for this cause. Here, the group will meet at the Wellington Monument and join the larger group of people from there. 

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Head of Marketing & Communications and Griffith College alumna Melanie Stanford said, “It costs us approximately €1,000 to put one person through our crises service and the more we can fundraise the more people we can help around the country. We have helped over 40,000 people since we opened and have 15 Centres around the country and our crises Helpline is 24/7 where there are qualified therapists manning the phones on 1800 247 247. We really appreciate your support as we can't do this without you."

Register Your Place Here

Those interested in registering for the walk can do so here. 

Further Information on Darkness Into Light

 For Darkness Into Light 2019, Pieta House and Electric Ireland are harnessing the power of hope.

On 11 May in over 200 venues globally, we will walk together in a movement dedicated to ending suicide and supporting those who engage in self-harm. By walking from Darkness Into Light, you will play an important role in removing the stigma around suicide and self-harm as well as raising vital funds to fight suicide. 

The unique event is symbolic of the journey from despair to hope. It begins, in darkness, at 4.15am and continues for 5 kilometres through to dawn. Funds raised from Darkness Into Light help keep Pieta’s counselling services free of charge and freely accessible to those in suicidal crisis, people who engage in self-harm, and to those bereaved by suicide. In 2017, one person a day died by suicide in Ireland and worldwide close to 800,000 people die by suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds.

Register today at www.darknessintolight.ie  to walk towards a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by self-care, acceptance and hope.