THE incredibly popular ‘Darkness Into Light’ fundraising event, now in its eight year, will be making its first ever appearance in Tralee this coming May in what is sure to attract a huge number of people.
An event first designed as a fundraising event for Pieta House, an organisation who provide a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self, will now arrive in Tralee on May 7th at 4.15 am, with more details to come in the following weeks.
This will be the first time ever that event will be held here in town, with registration for the event set to open in March.
The 5km walk/run will is an event that has over the past number of years attracted thousands of people and continues to promote a positive outlook on mental health.
Tralee’s Colin Aherne is one of the main men behind this years event in town, with mental health a subject that is very close to his heart.
“I went to Pieta House last year about bringing ‘Darkness Into Light’ to Tralee, but it was too late when I had my ‘Walk for Life’ event on, which Pieta was a chosen charity for,” said Colin talking to us today.
I got close to people in Pieta House last year and this year I was contacted to do the event and I gladly said yes,” he continued.
“It means a lot to me this event, not just me to be able to get this event to Tralee but also that it creates great awareness of the great serves that Pieta House do. Since there is a new Pieta House here in Tralee back, it just gives this event a lot more meaning,” he finished.
Colin said that he and the rest of the organising committee are looking forward to having this event and are looking to create a very special and moving experience for everyone who takes part.
You can follow the Tralee ‘Darkness Into Light’ Facebook page here for more information as it comes.
For more information on the event itself, you can head to the ‘Darkness Into Light’ website HERE.