Darkness Into Light campaign raises over €7.3 million for Pieta House
Quite an achievement.
2021's Darkness Into Light campaign has raised more than €7.3 million for suicide-prevention charity Pieta House.
Over 143,000 people signed up for the event this year, which has grown since 2009 into becoming the charity's main fundraising campaign.
With organised gatherings cancelled due to Covid-19 for the second year in a row, those taking part in the event on Saturday morning were asked to witness the sunrise and share their experiences of the dawn through social media.
Despite the miserable weather conditions, thousands of people took part and by early Saturday afternoon, as JOE reported, over €6.7 million had been raised.
In the following days, this figure has since risen by more than half a million to a whopping €7,347,097.
€1.1 million of the money raised came from viewers of Friday night's The Late Late Show after the programme's fundraising drive.
Pieta's clinical manager Leigh Kenny was a guest on the programme, during which she thanked those who donated, praising "the generosity of the Irish nation".
Darkness Into Light is still taking donations. For those who wish to donate, they can do so on the event's website here.