People Of Kerry Urged To Share ‘One Sunrise Together’ For Darkness Into Light

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PIETA House and Electric Ireland are encouraging the people of Kerry to share ‘One Sunrise Together’ on May 8 for Darkness into Light.

Pieta and Electric Ireland urge people to sign up at and take part in a special Darkness Into Light Sunrise on May 8th.

This year, participants can walk, run, swim, hike, bike or simply share One Sunrise Together for Darkness Into Light, as organised walks are not possible due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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Over a year on from when the country went into lockdown, Pieta’s services are in demand more than ever and they need the public’s support.

Electric Ireland is proud to support Pieta for a ninth year and together with Pieta are encouraging people to register at to take part in a special Darkness into Light that can unite us all whilst still staying physically apart.

By taking part in Darkness Into Light, participants will unite in every corner of Ireland to help shine a light on suicide and self-harm while raising vital funds for Pieta’s lifesaving services.

Last year when it wasn’t possible to all walk together for Darkness into Light, Pieta faced a funding crisis, but Ireland came together as one community and got behind the event, with hundreds of thousands rising at dawn and sharing sunrise moments from across the country.

The support that shone through was nothing short of amazing with over €4 million  raised following a tremendous public fundraising effort to ensure Pieta could continue to deliver their services through 2020.

Pieta’s counselling services have remained available throughout lockdown with phone, video and face-to-face appointments, in 2020, Pieta delivered over 52,000 hours of therapy and answered over 70,000 calls and texts for help through their 24/7 crisis helpline.

Every single person faces challenges and Pieta worked with well-known ambassadors, including Miriam O’Callaghan, Donal Ryan and Oliver Dingley who shared  Sunrise Notes, detailing how they have found light in the dark, especially over the last 12 months. Sunrise Notes from the ambassadors are available to read at

Pieta is also encouraging the nation to take pen to paper to write their own Sunrise Note and share their stories of finding hope in the darkness online using the hashtag, #DIL2021. The concept of writing and sharing a heartfelt note will help normalise the challenges people have been facing this year, bringing people together through shared experiences of finding light in the darkness.

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