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Launch of Brussels Darkness Into Light

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Rue Froissart 50

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There will be contributions from: - Commissioner Phil HOGAN, Patron of Brussels Darkness into Light - Ambassador Helena Nolan - Anne McKeown

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I have the pleasure of requesting your company at the official launch of the Brussels Darkness Into Light 2020.

The launch will take place on 3rd March @ 18h30 in the Embassy of Ireland, Rue Froissart, 50, 1040 Brussels.

There will be contributions from:

- Commissioner Phil HOGAN, Patron of Brussels Darkness into Light

- Ambassador Helena Nolan

- Anne McKeown, a mother who lost her son to suicide

To register for this launch event, please provide your details (link to new event – created by Administrator Sarah - here)

You must present your official photo ID on the day of the event.

As you may know, Darkness Into Light is a global movement dedicated to ending suicide and supporting those who engage in self-harm by raising awareness and funds. Suicide is an international issue and Belgium has one of the highest suicide rates (6 deaths every day), which is unfortunately increasing.

In 2019 almost 900 people gathered in Parc du Cinquantenaire and walked from the darkness into the light, symbolising the journey from despair to hope. Over 60,000 euro was raised, with 50% donated to our Belgian partner organisations Centrum ter Preventie van Zelfdoding and Centre de prévention du Suicide, and 50% donated to Pieta House Ireland.

The 3rd Brussels Darkness Into Light walk takes place at 04h15 9 May 2020 in Parc du Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark, registration opens on www.darknessintolight.ie on 25 February. We hope that even greater numbers will join this year’s walk and look forward to continued collaboration with our Belgian charity partners.

Walk with us – from the darkness into the light

Regards,

Sarah IRONSIDE

on behalf of the organising committee

Twitter : @DILBXL #DIL2020 #darknessintolight #walkinmyshoes

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/DarknessIntoLightBrussels/

Darkness into Light: darknessintolight.ie

Please note that the event will be filmed. Recorded images may be used by “Darkness into Light” for internal documentation and public communication. Acceptance of this invitation means that you have given your consent to being filmed at the event and to appear in photos and videos of the event which may be published on websites, social channels or used for illustrative purposes.

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