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PICS: Thousands turn out for Pieta House’s annual Darkness Into Light walk

NO REPRO FEE 06/05/2017 Pieta House’s annual Darkness Into Light fundraising and awareness event. Pictured are (LtoR) Harley Murray, Jade Gibney, Cian White and Sinead White people this morning in Phoenix Park, as more than 10,000 people turned out in the iconic Dublin park for Pieta House’s annual Darkness Into Light fundraising and awareness event. The 5km walk, supported by Electric Ireland, got underway at 4.15am on Saturday morning, May 6th, in 150 locations in Ireland and across the world, with more than 150,000 people in total taking part. Brisbane, Hong Kong, Quebec to Reykjavik were among the international venues hosting the dawn walk this year. At home, over 30 venues came on board to host the event for the first time. Photography: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Pieta House’s annual Darkness Into Light fundraising and awareness event took place in the early hours of this morning.

The event took place in over 150 venues on 4 continents, and this morning in Phoenix Park – more than 10,000 people turned out in support of Pieta House.

The founder of Pieta House has said that around 150,000 people took part in the annual event across Ireland overnight.

Incredible: 10,000 people turned up at Phoenix Park for the symbolic event | Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Family affair: Walkers Elaine Galvin, Bridget Galvin and Shannon Galvin were in high spirits with their dog Bailey | Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The 5km walk promotes suicide prevention, and hopes to tackle the stigma that leads people to the Pieta House centres.

The symbolic event was supported by Electric Ireland, and got underway at 4.15am on Saturday morning.

Brisbane, Hong Kong, Quebec and Reykjavik were among the international venues hosting the dawn walk this year, and at home, over 30 venues came on board to host the event for the first time.

For more information about Darkness Into Light, and Pieta House, check out www.pieta.ie.

Hope: Cara Mullan, Brendan Bracken and Ingrid Nevin walked in support of Pieta House | Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
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