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Name: Virtual Balloon Challenge

Date: 2 Jun 2020

Virtual Balloon Challenge

Get ready to take to the skies and stay in with Kirkwood from the comfort of your very own home! Watch your balloon fly virtually through the air and be in with a chance of winning £500!

Looking for something fun to do with the whole family during lockdown? Why not have a go at Kirkwood's Virtual Balloon Challenge!

In true British style, this balloon race is flying the flag for the UK with the balloons releasing at the iconic Westminster Abbey on the anniversary of the Queen's Coronation, Tuesday 2nd June!

This 100% eco-friendly race, that takes place over seven days, uses real-time weather updates to affect the course and you can follow your balloon wherever it goes via Google Maps.

Balloons cost only £3 and can be personalised to your taste! Add colour, patterns, change the shape and thickness, and even add a special message or name too!

Know someone who would love to take part? Virtual balloons make for the perfect gift to send to someone you love or are missing at this difficult time. Simply add their email address when signing up and the balloon will go straight to their inbox.

Get everyone involved in this fantastic virtual challenge that is great for adults and kids alike! Bring your friends, family or colleagues together and compete against each other to see who's balloon travels the furthest.


What could you win?

Be in with a chance of winning one of these six amazing prizes up for grabs, including three prizes for the top Kirkwood balloons!

Ecoracing prizes

  • 1st prize - £500
  • 2nd prize - Apple iPad
  • 3rd prize - 10 x £10 book tokens

Kirkwood prizes

  • 1st prize - £30 voucher to spend at Da Sandro Pizzeria Ristorante
  • 2nd prize - £25 worth of Kirkwood Summer Superdraw tickets to win up to £2,000
  • 3rd prize - Voucher for one Mixed Box (worth £12.99) from Ridiculously Rich by Alana 

So what are you waiting for? Enter the race today for your local hospice!


How to enter

Entering the race has never been easier! Simply click the button below and enter your balloon today.

Know someone who'd like to enter but they don't have internet? Balloons can be purchased directly through Kirkwood! Simply contact our friendly Fundraising Team on: 01484 557911.


About Ecoracing and the virtual balloon race

Ecoracing's balloon race is as real as you can get! Taking real-time weather data to affect the balloon's course, all while being 100% eco-friendly! The virtual race is completely plastic free, meaning no litter and no animals harmed in the process.

Throughout the seven days, follow your balloon's journey as it travels from Westminster Abbey through the sky, making it the perfect educational activity for your little ones!

For more information, please contact our Fundraising Team on: fundraising@kirkwoodhospice.co.uk or call: 01484 557911

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