Dublin fire brigade dance to Daft Punk's 'One More Time' for charity
Recorded for YouTube, the video aims to raise money for a local school for children with visual impairment
The Dublin Fire Brigade have recorded a dance to Daft Punk’s classic ‘One More Time’ to raise funds for St Joseph’s Primary School for Children with Visual Impairment.
Using a clever play on acronyms, they danced under the moniker DFB – Daft Funk Brigade, choreographed by Ali Flood and filmed by video creator Harry Merton.
The video sees Santa Claus sliding down a fireman’s pole, before entering the fire engine parking area, when the music starts and the team of firefighters – fully cladded in their protective uniforms – break out into dance.
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On their gofundme page, the Dublin Fire Brigade wrote: “St Joseph’s Primary School for Children with Visual Impairment is a local school in the Dublin area of Drumcondra. The staff at the school work tirelessly to provide meaningful and inclusive education to the students’ lives. Sometimes a little extra money is needed for resources and fun activities.
“Dublin Fire Brigade Firefighters on ‘C’ watch at North Strand have joined forces with some of the SNAs of the school to entertain you with our DFB… Daft Funk Brigade,” it continued.
“We understand that times are tough and there are many charities looking for your spare Euro. We want you to enjoy this video and not hide it behind a paywall, but if you are in a position to help, please donate. Every bit helps. Please watch and enjoy!”
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Introducing the video, Peter Fitzgerald, the Station Officer at North Strand Fire Station said: “Thank you to St Joseph’s School in Drumcondra, particularly the pupils, the teachers, the carers and parents – they are a fantastic bunch of people.
“We decided we’d do a dance here at the station with some of the teachers,” he continued. “We had a fantastic instructor in Ali and we had great fun over various nights and we got a dance together.
“Be aware that the school needs extra facilities at times and it would be nice to provide some with a donation. Thank you.”
At the time of writing (December 23, 2022), the campaign has raised over €8,000, already beating out its €5,000 goal. For more information and to make a donation, click here.
Take a look at 'DFB – Daft Funk Brigade' below:
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