DARKNESS INTO LIGHT WALK RAISES €39,500

11 September 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Darkness into Light Monaghan 2015 raised almost €40,000 for suicide and self-harm crisis centre Pieta House. The cheque presentation for the 2015 5km walk/run, which had an attendance of around 2,000, took place at the Monaghan Harps grounds last Thursday evening.

The presentation was attended by organising committee members as well as Marie Peelo and Kieran Brady of Pieta House, who revealed that this year’s walk had raised the very impressive figure of €39,500, more than double last year’s total. Marie Peelo, Deputy Director of Fundraising with Pieta House, says the funds raised this year will go a long way to help around 2,000 extra people in our communities. Monaghan Harps Chairman Seán McKenna welcomed everyone there and thanked everyone who made the walk such a success again this year. The 2015 memory tree (again donated by Jenny Blackburn of Greenfingers Garden Centre) was then planted on the Harps grounds, with the help of Monaghan Rose Michelle Caulfield. Pieta House’s flagship fundraiser is set to return to the same venue in 2016 in the early hours of Saturday, May 7.

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