The sixth edition of Darkness Into Light Luxembourg, an annual 5 km charity walk, will go ahead on Saturday 11 May 2024.

The aim of this event is to raise awareness of suicide and self-harm. According to the organisers, this sunrise walk is for "anyone who has struggled or is still struggling through despair, for family members who want to show their loved ones that they understand and that they care; it's for those who want to do something positive and hopeful in memory of someone they have lost to mental health issues; it's for teenagers, and indeed people at every stage of life, who are finding it hard to cope; it's for parents to show their children that no matter what they are going through, they will be there for them. It is a walk of community, a walk of hope".

The charity walk also aims to fight shame and stigma, making it easier for people to ask for help. It is also about showing those who are suffering "that they are not alone and that even in the darkest of moments there is always hope".

Since its inception in Ireland in 2009, this symbolic walk has grown to become a global movement, taking place across five continents. Darkness Into Light Luxembourg 2023 saw almost 500 people "walking from the darkness of night towards the hope that every new day brings", raising €17,000 for the three partner charities, the Centre d'Information et Prévention of D'Ligue, SOS Détresse and Kanner-Jugendtelefon (KJT), who all support people in times of crisis, as well as Pieta House in Ireland, the worldwide organiser of Darkness Into Light.

The walk will take place on Saturday 11 May at 05:00, starting at the Hall Omnisport in Luxembourg-Clausen (39 Montée de Clausen; at the new primary school).

Participants are encouraged to bring friends and family along. Tea and coffee will be served after the walk and participants will have the opportunity to talk with the partner charities.

This charity event is being organised under the High Patronage of Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and with the support of the Ambassador of Ireland to Luxembourg, Jean McDonald.

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