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Glenamaddy joins worldwide walk of Darkness Into Light for suicide prevention

Wednesday, 19th April, 2017 12:30pm

Story by Siobhan Holliman
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Glenamaddy joins worldwide walk of Darkness Into Light for suicide prevention

Leo Moran of the Sawdoctors leaps into the air at the launch od Darkness into Light which will take place at The Palace Grounds on the 6th May pictured with students Rachel Doheny, Amy McDonagh, Ashling Hennigan, Mellisa McTigue, Sarah Gilligan, Emma Kilkelly, back Kirsten Monaghan, Anna Doyle, Ashl

Glenamaddy joins worldwide walk of Darkness Into Light for suicide prevention

Leo Moran of the Sawdoctors leaps into the air at the launch od Darkness into Light which will take place at The Palace Grounds on the 6th May pictured with students Rachel Doheny, Amy McDonagh, Ashling Hennigan, Mellisa McTigue, Sarah Gilligan, Emma Kilkelly, back Kirsten Monaghan, Anna Doyle, Ashl

SECONDARY school students in Tuam and Glenamaddy are taking the lead in helping to raise awareness of positive mental health and the prevention of suicide and self-harm.
For the first time Glenamaddy will join some 150 venues around the world in the Darkness Into Light walk on May 6. This will be Tuam’s fourth year taking part in the event which begins in darkness at 4.15am and sees hundreds of people around the county walk or run a 5km route while the dawn is breaking.
Darkness Into Light (DIL) is one of the lead fundraising events for the suicide prevention charity Pieta House which has its western office located in Tuam.

Read more about the walks in this week's Tuam Herald

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