‘Darkness into Light’ 5km Run
Saturday, 10 May 2014
Starting at 4.15am, and crossing the line just as dawn is breaking, the phenomenon that is Darkness Into Light, the annual 5km walk/run, will celebrate its sixth year on Saturday, May 10th 2014, with nearly 40 venues across Ireland and beyond lined up.
With several hundred people joining us for our first event in the Phoenix Park in 2009, to thousands upon thousands of people across 20 locations in May of last year, Darkness Into Light has grown beyond all expectations. In 2009, the Phoenix Park saw the first of the yellow t-shirt clad people assembling at an unthinkable hour. There were about 400 people that morning, all huddled together in the blackness and the cold, standing behind the starting line. Who would have guessed that five years on, the little event we call Darkness Into Light would be the symbol of hope, the celebration of life that it is today?
With nearly 40,000 participants last year, how could it get any bigger? But it has, and now Darkness into Light is celebrated in nearly 40 venues in Ireland and thanks to the exploits of London and Sydney… across the world too! In addition, we are thrilled to have our sponsor Electric Ireland, the leading energy supplier in the country on board again to ensure 2014 is the best year yet for Darkness Into Light.
Think about the thousands upon thousands of remarkable people who attended last year. Think about how delicious it will be to collapse back into your warm bed later on that morning, knowing that you’ve done your good deed for the day, and your exercise for the week! But ultimately, think about how Darkness Into Light is the flagship fundraising and awareness event for Pieta House, and without your support, we could not have helped so many people in distress over the last eight years.
Celebrate Life, Join us this year!
Sunday 13 July 2014 – Wanderers F.C. Rugby Club, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
This year’s Travel Trade Family Fun Day takes place on the 13th July in our new venue Wanderers FC Rugby Club in Ballsbridge.
There will be some great new events and fun activities taking place this year which will be announced soon as well as the favourites from the past two years. 5-a-side football is back due to popular demand and companies are encouraged to register their teams early as this year’s tournament will be restricted to 16 teams. There will be plenty of activities to keeps adults and children of all ages entertained so be sure to bring along the whole family for a great day out.
We will have delicious food on the day from our BBQ to keep everyone fed and energised for all of the activities and of course some amazing prizes will be given away on the day too. The list of raffle prizes will be announced as the date draws closer so be sure to keep an eye out.
The committee hope that the trade will again come out in force for the day, whether it be as an attendee or as a volunteer. The success of the last two years has been down to the support that we have received from the trade so we really do hope that they show the same support and enthusiasm for this year’s event. We look forward to seeing you all there!
End of Summer Season BBQ
Friday 26 September 2014
Details to follow soon!