IRISH celebrities in London joined the ranks of roughly 80,000 people globally who embarked on the Darkness into Light walk in aid of the Pieta House charity over the weekend.
Television presenters Laura Whitmore and Eoghan McDermott were among the crowds who walked the London route – which set off from The Clayton Crown (formerly Crown Moran) hotel at 4am on Saturday, May 9, led by Irish Ambassador to Britain Dan Mulhall and his wife Greta.
The Bible Code Sunday’s Ronan McManus and Enda Mulloy also tackled the 5k challenge, which raised money for the Pieta House anti-suicide charity in Ireland and also the ICAP charity in London.
At the same time walks were held in Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow across Britain, in New York, Toronto and Chicago as well as in locations across Ireland and Australia.
Following the event, Tara Cronin, DIL London Chairperson, said: “We are now in our second year of Darkness into Light London and are in awe of the response we have had from the London Irish community this year.”
She added; “The whole community came together in support of those that have experienced the darkness of dealing with suicide and self-harm. We are blessed to have had such a strong attendance of over 600 walkers and hope to increase this for the 2016 DIL London walk. Thank you to all who have supported us and made this event happen.”