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Annual walk to remember suicide victims

At the launch (from left) are Tom McEvoy of Pieta House, Clare McAllister of Electric Ireland and Darkness Into Light ambassador Shane Todd
At the launch (from left) are Tom McEvoy of Pieta House, Clare McAllister of Electric Ireland and Darkness Into Light ambassador Shane Todd

By Staff Reporter

An event will take place next month to remember people who have lost their lives by suicide.

On Saturday, May 11, around 250,000 people across 19 countries will participate in the 11th annual Darkness Into Light walk aimed at destigmatising suicide and raising funds. Joining them will be thousands in Northern Ireland walking at 12 venues.

Latest figures show 305 people died by suicide here in 2017.

Clare McAllister, NI residential manager at sponsors Electric Ireland, said: "Already many thousands of people experience the power of hope that taking part in Darkness Into Light brings.

"We are extending the invitation to everyone in Northern Ireland to experience it also and to help further strengthen the amazing power of hope brought about by the event by signing up to walk on May 11."

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