As with so many things so far this year, 2021’s Darkness Into Light fundraising and awareness event had to be very different because of rules on travel and social distancing. That didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of members of the SL Controls team who took part on Saturday morning.
Darkness Into Light is an annual event that demonstrates support for those impacted by suicide. It also generates awareness of suicide and self-harm issues as well as raising money for Pieta.
In normal years, people would gather at sunrise to walk 5km together. This year, everyone involved headed out on their own or with people in their household to walk, bike, run, or swim while the sun rose on 8 May.
Several members of the SL Controls team took part, with SL Controls matching the registration fees paid by employees in a donation to Pieta.
Deirdre Loughlin, Quality and Marketing Executive at SL Controls, took part in this year’s event. She said: “SL Controls has been a strong supporter of Darkness Into Light for many years now, so we felt it was important to maintain that support, even though 2021 is a very different year. While we couldn’t come together to take part, it was still great to see so many colleagues getting involved, helping to raise awareness and much-needed funds for this very important issue.”