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Darkness into Light

Darkness into Light

Saturday 11th May 5:30 - 7:00am

At Bar Beach Car Park

Cost: $30.00 (Early Bird)

Categories: General Events


Darkness into Light is the flagship fundraiser for Pieta House in Ireland. From just 400 people in Dublin's Pheonix Park in 2009, this year an expected 200,000 participants worldwide will walk together out of the predawn darkness and into the sunrise, as an expression of hope for those who have suffered mental ill health. Along the way, funds are raised through event participation and sponsorship.

In Australia, the event is taking place in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and for the first time- Newcastle. This year Batyr (a charity that runs school- based programs focusing on breaking the stigma of mental health) is the Australian Darkness into Light partner. Batyr and Pieta House are hoping the families that have benefited from Batyr's programs, the local Irish population and the Greater Newcastle community will get behind this global event coming to the city.

2019-05-11 05:30:00
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