Buy a Virtual Balloon in Hospice Birthday Balloon Race

Let the 40th Birthday Celebrations begin……..

Buy a virtual birthday balloon, to celebrate Salisbury Hospice’s 40th Birthday and be in with a chance of winning £500.

Salisbury Hospice Charity is extremely excited to announce it is launching its 40th birthday year, with a virtual birthday balloon race.

2021 marks 40 years of Salisbury Hospice delivering outstanding care to its patients their families and carers. To celebrate the start of this very special year, the charity are hosting a Virtual Birthday Balloon Race, launching virtually from Salisbury Hospice on New Year’s Day.

As we once again find ourselves in a national Lock Down, Salisbury Hospice Charity is calling on the local community to come together to celebrate the launch of their 40th year, by designing, releasing and racing a virtual birthday balloon to raise much-needed funds for Salisbury Hospice. For the most vulnerable people in our community living with a life-limiting illness, your support is needed more than ever.

The virtual balloon race is fantastic fun for all the family. The race mimics a real race and is based on real-time and real weather data. Using algorithms, live weather systems and Google maps the virtual balloon-racing platform allows balloons to behave, fly and burst just like real balloons. Supporters can choose balloon colours and decorate them ahead of their release, then track their balloon on Google Maps and Satellite Imagery during the race.

Abi Blake, Events Fundraiser explains,

“After the huge success of our first virtual balloon race back in June, we thought in the current circumstances there is no better way to bring our supporters together again to celebrate the start of our 40th birthday year than with another virtual balloon race”

“The balloon race is a fun, interactive and educational activity to do with the whole family, work colleagues and friends – with tremendous prizes up for grabs. We received such amazing feedback from participants last time that we wanted to offer this engaging, safe and 100% eco-friendly fundraiser once again. We hope that as many people as possible will buy a balloon to celebrate our 40th birthday year.”

The birthday balloon race will launch virtually from Salisbury Hospice on New Year’s Day at 6 pm and will last 7 days.

Balloons cost just £5 each. If your balloon travels the furthest in 7 days, you will win a fantastic cash prize of £500. Prize money kindly donated by Smith and Williamson.

There will also be some fabulous prizes up for grabs for 2nd and 3rd place.

100% Eco Friendly

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

This event is proudly sponsored by Smith and Williamson. Lisa Ball, Managing Partner at Smith & Williamson LLP Salisbury said:

“We are thrilled to support this fantastic cause alongside such a great activity. The 100% eco-friendly virtual balloon race provides some fun for all during such a difficult time for everyone. I know it will definitely create some healthy competition across our office and many others. The hospice does some amazing work and we hope the funds raised can make a difference to such a fantastic local charity.”

Don’t delay, head over to our website, join our 40th birthday celebrations and buy your birthday balloon today

For more information, please contact Abi Blake, Events Fundraiser.

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