Darkness Into Light sunrise charity event

Darkness Into Light sunrise charity event

May 06, 2023
Starts at 4.45am

Walk, run, cycle, swim or row for mental health awareness! Darkness Into Light is a global event, to promote positive mental health. The yearly event helps raise funds and awareness regarding suicide prevention.

Would you like to take part in a long-distance sponsored walk, run, swim - or whatever mode you prefer - on May 6, 2023? Then, get ready to set off at the break of dawn, for a great cause.

Take part and support suicide prevention this spring

All donations raised will go to the Dutch organisation 113 Zelfmoordpreventie to help deliver vital programmes and support services across the Netherlands. The coronavirus pandemic took a massive toll on mental health, and therefore this event, and the donations raised by participants, are more welcome and necessary than ever.

Darkness Into Light has grown from a 5-kilometre walk by 500 participants at Phoenix Park in Dublin to a global movement with international partners in five continents, with supporters helping to raise over 29 million euros for mental health charities to date. Funds raised contribute to keeping the free telephone helplines open and paying for therapy and counselling.

Participants will be sent the iconic Darkness Into Light t-shirts and are encouraged to share photographs and videos of their fundraising endeavours on social media, using the hashtag #DIL2023.

Darkness Into Light donations

Here's what your donations can do to help:

  • 24 euros: Help the therapists answer two phone calls from those seeking help
  • 45 euros: Help fund a crisis counselling session that someone may need between previously scheduled sessions
  • 100 euros: Help fund the first dedicated therapy session for someone in need
  • 250 euros: Help fund the first session of the Resilience Academy Programme in secondary schools Darkness Into Light sunrise charity event

Sign up for Darkness Into Light

Find all the information you'll need on the Darkness Into Light Netherlands web page or on their Facebook page.