Virtual Balloon Race

Sunday 5th July 2020


Salisbury Hospice

Salisbury’s First-Ever Virtual Balloon Race

proudly sponsored by international real estate advisor Savills.

Join our #1000BALLOON campaign, buy a balloon today for £5 to be in with the chance of winning £500 cash!

#1000BALLOONS, one balloon for every patient supported at Salisbury Hospice in any one year.

This campaign was born out of these uncertain and difficult times we currently face. For those most vulnerable people living with a life-limiting illness in today’s society, your help is needed more today than ever.

What is a virtual balloon race?

Using algorithms, live weather systems and Google maps, our virtual balloon racing platform allows balloons to behave, fly and burst just like real balloons.

It’s super easy to take part…..

1. Buy a virtual balloon for yourself or as a gift – buy as many as you like!

2. Customise your balloon, colour, shape, design.

3. Select the rubber thickness and volume of helium.

4. Watch the balloon release online on Sunday 5th July at 12noon

5. Track your balloon(s) over the next 7 days.

The balloon that travels the farthest over 7 days wins the race and wins £500 cash! Prize money has been kindly donated by James Hay Partnership.

The beautiful part is not only will we raise much-needed funds for Salisbury Hospice, but also, unlike traditional balloon races that litter the countryside and endanger wildlife; our virtual balloon race is completely environmentally friendly.

Proudly sponsored by Savills

David Cross, head of office at Savills Salisbury:

“The impact of Covid-19 is enormous and the knock on effects for so many members of the community are immeasurable. With many of Salisbury Hospice Charity’s flagship fundraising events being cancelled or postponed this year, we are pleased to be able to sponsor the virtual balloon race to raise much-needed funds for such an essential and important charity in the local community.”

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