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Limerick people set for 4am start for charity walk

Munster players , Mike Sherry, Conor Murray and Sean Scanlon, supporting the Pieta House Darkness into Light 5K walk/Run which takes place at 4am on  Saturday May 11 [Picture: Dermot Lynch]

Munster players , Mike Sherry, Conor Murray and Sean Scanlon, supporting the Pieta House Darkness into Light 5K walk/Run which takes place at 4am on Saturday May 11 [Picture: Dermot Lynch]

  • by Nick Rabbitts
 

THOUSANDS of people are expected to take to Limerick’s streets at dawn this Saturday, for suicide charity Pieta House’s annual fundraiser.

Record numbers have already signed up to the event, which will kick off at 4am outside Thomond Park.

Entitled ‘Darkness into Light’, it is Pieta House’s main fundraiser, with 5,000 local people expected to take part in the six kilometre walk.

The trek is symbolic, as it represents the walk from the darkness of depression, to the dawn of light, and a new day.

There is still time to register for this year’s event: either contact pieta.ie or telephone 061-484444.

Alternatively, you can register, and collect your tee-shirt in the old Ferguson’s Chemist shop in O’Connell Street this Friday, between 11am and 4pm.

Entry costs €25, or €15 for students and the unemployed.

Pieta House founder Joan Freeman says there is a real buzz ahead of this year’s walk - the third time it has been held in Limerick.

Some 20 towns and cities will hold their own Pieta House walk.

 

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