Amazing Amount Raised From Tralee Darkness Into Light 2018

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Con O’Connor (standing second from left) of Pieta House with the Tralee Darkness Into Light committee at the presentation of proceeds from last year’s event. Front from left; Martin Brosnan, Marilyn O’Shea and Aidan O’Sullivan. Back from left; Stephanie Turner, Ann Leahy O’Shea and Pat Turner. Photo by Dermot Crean

TRALEE’S Darkness Into Light event was a massive success again last May and this year’s walk was launched at a cheque presentation at Kirby’s Brogue Inn last night.

The cheque of €41,198.97 raised in the 2018 event was presented to Con O’Connor, Co-ordinator of Pieta House in the South West, by the Tralee DIL committee.

Outgoing Chairman Aidan O’Sullivan said he was thrilled that in his final year the Tralee walk had raised such a large amount.

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He thanked the people of Tralee and surrounding areas along with the local businesses who have supported the walk in Tralee from day one.

He expressed a special word of thanks to the hard working committee and singled out Marilyn O’Shea, who is also stepping down from the committee this year, for special mention as she has done a phenomenal job in transforming the town park into a very special place every year which is the highlight for everyone doing the walk.

Incoming Chairperson Ann Leahy O’Shea thanked both Aidan and Marilyn for all their hard work and said she is really looking forward to her new role.

She said she has major plans for the Tralee Walk in 2019 and both she and the committee will be looking for Tralee to be an even bigger event this year on May 11.

The new website is now live (you can register for this year’s event by clicking here) with early bird offers and after a few teething problems last year it’s now much simpler and faster to navigate around with teeshirts being delivered within a few days.

Put the date into your diary as it’s an event that now has over 200,000 participants worldwide.

It has over 155 walks in Ireland with 50 more around the world and it has now become a global movement of people supporting mental health.

If you haven’t done it then its time to put it on your bucket list for the year as it really is a very special event and not to be missed.

Tralee DIL is always looking for volunteers so if anyone is interested just send a message to their Facebook page or contact any committee member if theyd like to help out.

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