The Blue and Amber Into Light event, which was due to take place in Kinsale last New Year’s Eve, has been rescheduled to take place on May 8th next at 4.30am.
The aim of this special event is to bring some hope and brightness while highlighting the strength of community spirit. It will emphasise the importance of the connection between the services and the community of Kinsale. This Blue and Amber Light event will also show solidarity for the trojan work being done by the frontline emergency personnel and will support mental health.
From 4.30am on May 8th, Garda Cars, Motor Cycles, Ambulances, Commercial Vehicles & other members of the Services will gather in preparation for the event at the Fire Station, Kinsale. You can still register or sponsor a vehicle using the links below and any sponsors will have their name appear on the video clip after the parade.
There will be full health and safety protocol in place and the Lions Club is asking people to remain in their homes, put on a lantern, torch or candle as the vehicles pass your house to show solidarity or else stay in your car. Social distancing is of paramount importance. Notifications and routes will be done digitally if you download the Doing Business in Kinsale App which is free and will contain the information on the event, etc., all via your smartphone. All proceeds go to charity.
The event is being held by Kinsale Lions Club in conjunction with Kinsale Youth Support Services and Pieta House in aid of the frontline emergency personnel in a multi-agency collaborative way. The proceeds will go to KYSS, Kinsale Youth Support Services, Pieta House for their incredible work and to local charities nominated by Kinsale Lions Club. The amber lights represent the tractors and agri sector who are joining the event, the Blue Lights represent the services, Gardai, Ambulance Service, Navy, Paramedics, RNLI and the Army.
This event promises to be spectacular and unique, full of light, promise and hope for our community.
Please visit www.kinsalelionsclub.org to register or sponsor.