MUSICIAN and television presenter Niall ‘Bressie’ Breslin is to lead this year’s darkness Into Light walk in Cricklewood, London.
Mental health advocate Breslin will lead the fifth annual London event, which takes place on Friday night, May 11 into Saturday morning, May 12.
Multi-talented Breslin rose to fame as the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist with The Blizzards.
I am very proud and delighted as a @PietaHouse ambassador and co founder of @lustforlife to be leading out the @DILLONDON2018 #darknessintolight next weekend. Means an awful lot to me. pic.twitter.com/U7SXvIuZge
— Niall Breslin (@nbrez) May 3, 2018
However he is also a passionate speaker, advocate, writer, sportsman and campaigner, making him a leading voice in contemporary Irish life.
His Social Enterprise A Lust For Life is an award-winning national wellbeing movement created to transform how we talk about and treat mental health.
An activist for mental health and education reform, Bressie’s vision is to transform and humanise how we view mental health in Ireland.
A symbol of hope
The London Darkness Into Light walk is a unique, early-morning experience which begins in darkness at 4.15am as thousands of people walk or run a 5km route while dawn is breaking.
The early dawn represents hope and is symbolic of the work of Pieta House; bringing people from darkness back into the light.
The walk will begin at the Clayton Crown hotel in Cricklewood with T-shirt collection at the venue available from 2am.
Darkness into Light is the most vital component of Pieta House’s fundraising calendar.
Funds raised during Darkness into Light are essential for Pieta House to continue to provide a free service for the increasing numbers seeking help.
The funds raised in London are equally split between the Pieta House charity in Ireland and Icap based in London and Birmingham.
To register for the London, event, click here.