A new early morning dancing craze has promised to donate its raised funds to keep an ailing ISPCC facility open in Ireland.
Morning Gloryville rave, which has been adopted by 19 cities globally so far, brought its fourth episode to Dublin this week.
And local organiser Chris Flack maintains that this one, held at Macken Street’s FLYEfit gym is extra special.
“We’ve got about 400 people down here doing yoga, having massages, drinking smoothes – and dancing some kicking tunes,” he told independent.ie
“We’re supporting a wonderful charity – we’re supporting Childline, the ISPCC charity. We want to help keep the phonelines open. ”
It is understood that Childline will need an estimated €1.2m to keep its helpline open for the full 24 hours.
And Morning Gloryville has stepped in to try to bridge that gap with its pumped up members .
“It’s an early morning sober rave. It starts at 630am and goes until 1030 in the morning,” said attendee Niamh Coughlan.
“I love having a dance and feeling so free. It’s the least judgemental place I’ve ever been. Everyone’s so positive, it’s just amazing vibes. I can’t explain it – you have to be here.”
Aoife Moore said the fun is for people “of all ages”.
“I’m here with my cousin my mum and her friend and the four of us are going absolutely mad . It’s for people of all ages, whether you’re off to work or are off today. You can still come and have the craic,” she told independent.ie
“The place is pumping – it is absolutely ridiculous. I’ve been up since 5am, we’ve got our glitter on. I’m ready to go get some coffee and green juice to refuel and go dancing again.”