Charity Corner – Darkness into Light In Lanzarote

“Darkness Into Light” is an annual 5Km walk and fundraiser event in aid of Pieta in Ireland, a charity that provides free-of-charge, accessible one-to-one counselling to people suffering from suicidal ideation, engaging in self-harm or to those bereaved by suicide.

The fundraiser walk “Darkness Into Light” started back in 2009 in Dublin and it has continued to grow year after year primarily across Ireland but worldwide now too, including our small island of Lanzarote.

You can read how it started here back in 2018 when we interview its organiser, Olivia Bradley:

In 2024 marks the 7th edition of the unofficial walk in Lanzarote and it will take place on the 11th of May at 6:30am. It will be start at the starting & finishing at the San Antonio Hotel and will have its turning point in Matagorda. The reason why it’s starting a little bit later than the walks in Ireland it’s because the sun raises earlier there so it has to be timed accordingly.

We are doing a later time than those in Ireland as the sun rises here at 7.05am unlike 5.30am in Ireland.

Anyone wanting to donate to this fantastic cause can do so online and there will be a bucket for donations on the morning of the walk itself.

If you want to join the walk, please wear bright colours, yellow if you can- which is the colour of the charity – and bring lights/candles, if possible, too. And of course, don’t forget to wear comfy walking shoes and bring water.

You can follow the walk’s social media for any updates:
Darkness Into Light Lanzarote Let’s Share The Sunrise  and
Darkness into Light Lanzarote 2024


Pieta’s 24/7 Crisis Free Helpline (Ireland only) can be reached by calling 1800 247 247 or text HELP 51444.

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