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Saturday 25 November 2017

Wexford town's Darkness Into Light raises a whopping €45,000

By Esther Hayden

At the Darkness Into Light cheque presentation (from left): Michelle Walsh, Liam McCabe, Frank Flanagan, Sinead Ronan of Pieta House, and Betty McCabe.
At the Darkness Into Light cheque presentation (from left): Michelle Walsh, Liam McCabe, Frank Flanagan, Sinead Ronan of Pieta House, and Betty McCabe.

MOre than €45,000 was raised in Wexford town during the inaugural Darkness Into Light walk in aid of Pieta House.

Organiser Liam McCabe said that 1,900 people took part in the Wexford Darkness Into Light event, raising a total of €45,595.40.

The money was handed over to Sinead Ronan of Pieta House in the Riverbank Hotel.

Those taking part in the walk on May 6 started off from St Joseph's Community Centre at 4.15 a.m. before walking towards White Mill Road, by Woodie's, on to Clonard Road, continuing on Summerhill Road, going by Pettitt's Supervalu at St Aidan's and then back to St Joseph's Community Centre for well deserved cups of tea and coffee.

Darkness into Light, the suicide and mental health awareness charity Pieta House's flagship annual walk, was held in 150 locations across the country this year with Wexford town and New Ross being two new locations in County Wexford this year.

Now in its ninth year, Darkness Into Light - supported by Electric Ireland - saw thousands of people walking or running a 5km route while the dawn was breaking. The largest fathering of around 12,000 set off in Dublin's Phoenix Park.

Wexford People

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