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Sábado 22/06/2024

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500 people take part in the ‘Darkness into light’ walks on the Costa del Sol

  • They were held simultaneously in Mijas, Torremolinos, Benalmádena and Estepona, as well as in other parts of the world

La caminata partió a las seis de la mañana |

Participaron 500 personas en las caminatas de la Costa del Sol |

Participaron 500 personas en las caminatas de la Costa del Sol |

Los participantes de Mijas dejaron mensajes en una pancarta |

La presidenta de Afesol, Conchi Cuevas (dcha.), con el trabajador Víctor Manuel Martín, y otros participantes |

Los participantes en Mijas acabaron con un desayuno |

Los participantes en Mijas acabaron con un desayuno |

The initiative raises funds for the organisers, Afesol and Pieta House, and aims to prevent suicide

The participants in the ‘Darkness into light’ walk, got up early on Saturday 11th of May. At six o'clock in the morning, this walk began, which was held simultaneously in other cities on the Costa del Sol such as Torremolinos, Benalmádena and Estepona, with the participation of half a thousand people; it was also held in other parts of the world. 

This is the ninth edition of ‘Darkness into light’, which was 5 kilometres long and aims to prevent suicide. "We work to prevent it; we continue to work to prevent mental illness. I am pleased to see that today has been something spectacular because there has been a lot of participation, although it is true that we are doing it along the coast", explained the president of Afesol, Conchi Cuevas. 

The walk is an international initiative promoted by the Pieta House Foundation, which is held on the Costa del Sol thanks to Afesol. 
It starts at dawn, in the dark, and ends in the light.  ‘We start in darkness and finish in the daylight. This is a symbolism that we want to transmit to all people, that there is light, that darkness is there, but that there is also light and that you can see it", Cuevas added. "This is very important because there are always people who don't see a way out, who don't see a reason", added an Afesol worker who participated in the walk, Víctor Manuel Martín. "It is always good to have support that, perhaps, the family sometimes does not know how to give, and that is what we are here for", the employee added.

As one of the participants said, there is always someone willing to help: "You are never alone, no one is ever alone. Ask for help because people will be happy to help you’" 

 

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