Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Cheque presentation from the proceeds of the Wexford Darkness into Light run for Pieta House. Pictured are Michelle Walsh, Liam McCabe, Frank Flanagan, Sinead Ronan Wells and Betty McCabe. Pic: Christy Farrell

A STAGGERING €45, 595.90 was raised for suicide and self-harm prevention charity Pieta House through the first Darkness Into Light event held in Wexford town.
Some 1,900 people completed a five kilometre course from St. Joseph’s Centre, Bishopswater, at 4.15am on the
morning of Saturday, May 6th, as part of the charity’s flagship annual fundraising drive.
Local man and MarineWatch volunteer Liam McCabe, who had experienced Darkness Into Light’s success in other locations in previous years, was instrumental in bringing the event to Wexford town.
People of all ages followed his lead and his drive to support the charity and braved the day’s early start for the event.
High spirits abounded as all gathered showed their support for the organisation which provides suicide bereavement counselling and other services for people locally.
Read more in the Wexford Echo.

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By Sarah Bermingham
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