2,100 walkers in Cashel dawn trek

Crowds assemble in Cashel before the Darkness into Light walk/run.
Over 2,100 people walked the 5k ‘Darkness into Light’ run/walk in Cashel to raise vital funds for Pieta House on Saturday, starting at 4.15am.

Over 2,100 people walked the 5k ‘Darkness into Light’ run/walk in Cashel to raise vital funds for Pieta House on

Saturday, starting at 4.15am.

In 2014 alone, over 5,000 people suffering from suicidal ideation or engaging in self harm went to Pieta House for counselling and support which is provided free of charge, due to the flagship fundraiser Darkness Into Light. This was the second year the walk was held in Cashel, one of three Tipperary Locations. The walk commenced at Cashel rugby club following a word of thanks to all supporters and walkers by committee member Brendan Ryan. Pieta House Roscrea representative Liz Quish delivered a message from Joan Freeman founder member of Pieta House. The theme of the walk this year which took place in over 80 locations worldwide was “connection”, walkers were encouraged to reach out and be there for each other in Joan’s message to each location. Tipperary Rose Alison Brolan cut the ribbon to launch the walk and the sea of yellow clad walkers and runners of all ages started the walk from the darkness into the light.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.