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300 people are diagnosed with macular disease every day. It’s the biggest cause of blindness in the UK and can affect anyone – even children.

The Macular Society is the only charity determined to beat the fear and isolation of macular disease with world class research, and the best advice and support, funded by our wonderful members and donors. Only research will lead to a cure to Beat Macular Disease for the next generation. Advice & information 0300 3030 111,

Join our 100% eco-friendly virtual balloon race this Christmas and, together, let's Beat Macular Disease!

You'll be blown away by how simple it is to get involved:
1. Buy a balloon or gift one to a friend or relative (£3 each) - you'll be asked to create an account so they know who each balloon belongs to
2. Decorate your balloon and change its flight parameters
3. Sit back and watch your balloon as it races from Santa's Village in Lapland (Race starts 12 noon, 25 December 2022)
4. Will your balloon fly the furthest by New Year's Day?

Prizes (provided by EcoRacing for Overall winners of the Christmas Race)
1st place - £100 cash
2nd place - Amazon Alexa / Echo Dot 4th Generation!

Ecoracing is an internet based, virtual balloon race that uses real weather data and interactive mapping for real-time flight path tracking. No wildlife is harmed, climate change isn't affected and there's no litter!

Please share and invite your family and friends to join our balloon race. We can't wait to see this take off and fill the sky with Macular Society balloons!

Our fundraising target is: £1000

Gross monies raised so far: £219

Supporters so far: 33

Tagged in: Macular Disease AMD MacularSociety

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Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 AGD Silverdale 2: travelled 1,546.41km FINISHED
    Race position: 3
    Cause position: 1

  • #2 Cat in the Airi: travelled 1,524.83km FINISHED
    Race position: 4
    Cause position: 2

  • #3 Sadie H: travelled 1,334.96km FINISHED
    Race position: 26
    Cause position: 3

  • #4 PMD Silverdale 1: travelled 1,300.58km FINISHED
    Race position: 31
    Cause position: 4

  • #5 AGD Silverdale 1: travelled 1,297.70km FINISHED
    Race position: 32
    Cause position: 5

  • #6 Emma and James Xxxxx: travelled 1,054.93km FINISHED
    Race position: 89
    Cause position: 6

  • #7 Audrey and Geoffxxxx: travelled 1,046.66km FINISHED
    Race position: 103
    Cause position: 7

  • #8 Lucy and Thomas xxxx: travelled 1,042.14km FINISHED
    Race position: 106
    Cause position: 8

  • #9 Jack and Matthew xx: travelled 1,023.96km FINISHED
    Race position: 119
    Cause position: 9

  • #10 Balloon: travelled 956.56km FINISHED
    Race position: 143
    Cause position: 10

  • #11 Janet Sinclair: travelled 950.41km FINISHED
    Race position: 149
    Cause position: 11

  • #12 Balloon: travelled 948.26km FINISHED
    Race position: 150
    Cause position: 12

  • #13 Balloon: travelled 855.64km FINISHED
    Race position: 217
    Cause position: 13

  • #14 Rays balloon: travelled 807.09km POPPED
    Race position: 249
    Cause position: 14

  • #15 Demi on the Decks : travelled 795.39km FINISHED
    Race position: 260
    Cause position: 15

  • #16 Balloon: travelled 681.59km FINISHED
    Race position: 342
    Cause position: 16

  • #17 Sky: travelled 618.04km FINISHED
    Race position: 383
    Cause position: 17

  • #18 Bertie: travelled 547.64km FINISHED
    Race position: 446
    Cause position: 18

  • #19 Dylan: travelled 541.51km FINISHED
    Race position: 454
    Cause position: 19

  • #20 Catintheair: travelled 410.01km POPPED
    Race position: 563
    Cause position: 20

Supporter Balloons (73)

  • Avatar joined the race on December 10, 2022, 6:21 AM
    Cause position: 71
    Race position: 1491

  • Merry xmas from T F and B joined the race on December 17, 2022, 11:19 AM
    Cause position: 72
    Race position: 1564

  • Rosie joined the race on December 9, 2022, 4:49 PM
    Cause position: 73
    Race position: 1581