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Tuesday 2 June 2020

Virtual Balloon Race

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Join the Ash Friends of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices for a virtual balloon race to raise funds for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, and be in with the chance of winning some amazing prizes.

The Ash Friends of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices are taking part as a team in the upcoming Coronation Race which will virtually launch from 2nd June, but you can buy a virtual balloon to support us in any upcoming race.

Each balloon costs just £3 and you can buy as many balloons as you want to increase your chances of winning (and the amount we receive). You can give your balloon a name, choose colours that represent us, or decorate it to match one of the beautiful balloons at Shooting Star House, created by our supporters Fourfront Group (see photo above).

All races are seven days in duration and the winning balloon is the one that they calculate would have flown the furthest, as measured in a straight line from the launch location. You can adjust how thick/full your balloon is up until the start of the race, so keep an eye on the all-important weather conditions in the days before the race starts. Even a popped or burst balloon can still win if the wind direction changes and sends the still-flying balloons backwards in a reverse direction. Visit Ecoracing for more information about how the race works.

Prizes include £500 Cash, an Apple iPad, 10 lucky winners of £10 Book Tokens.

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