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Thousands walk from Darkness into Light as annual sunrise event returns

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Starting in the darkest hours of this morning at 4.15am on Saturday 6th May, walkers started out at 16 venues across Northern Ireland to greet the most important sunrise of the year as Darkness into Light returned.

The sunrise event, organised by Pieta and proudly supported by Electric Ireland, welcomed people to walk, swim, hike, run or indeed, simply watch the day dawn. In doing so they supported the life–saving work of Darkness into Light’s 14 partner charities providing suicide prevention and bereavement services across Northern Ireland.

All of those who participated are part of global community which sees Darkness into Light, take place in 15 countries across 5 continents, offering support and solidarity to those who have been impacted by suicide and symbolising a journey from despair to hope.

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