Employees at SL Controls took part in the Darkness Into Light fundraising event over the weekend. The money raised across Ireland as part of this event is for the suicide and self-harm prevention organisation, Pieta House.
SL Controls has taken part in Darkness Into Light for several years, including the curtailed events that took place during the lockdowns of the pandemic. This year is the first time since 2019 that in-person events have taken place.
Darkness Into Light involves heading out before dawn to run or walk 5km as the sun comes up. The event this year took place on Saturday 7 May.
A number of employees took part, both individually and in small groups. The money employees raised was then matched by SL Controls to increase our contribution to this essential cause.
Norma Mulligan from SL Controls said: “Darkness Into Light is a fundraising initiative that we have a history of supporting at SL Controls, but this year we felt it was more important than ever. The work that Pieta House does is as important today as it was before the pandemic, but the lockdown period curtailed the ability of organisations like this to raise money. We wanted to do what we could this year.
“The response from the team was great, and it was fantastic for the company to double our overall donation by matching the amount of money raised by employees.”