Contours supporting Parkinson’s Disease Research Addenbrooke’s


Contours is the name that has come to be used by a group of friends who have known each other for more than forty years and now spans three generations. During that time we have shared numerous holidays, social gatherings, activities and much laughter.

One of our group has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and is currently taking part in a research trial at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and we, as a group, would like to show our support by raising some money for this very worthwhile research that will perhaps help our friend and approximately 127,000 other people who live with Parkinson’s disease in the UK. We know our target of £180 is a modest one, but every little helps.

So - Contours is inviting you to join us in taking part in the fun of a virtual balloon race this Christmas Day! Buy an imaginary balloon for just £3 and enjoy tracking its progress over the following seven days, all while supporting Parkinson’s Disease Research at Addenbrooke’s Hospital (you can of course buy as many balloons as you wish).

We would like to encourage as many friends, family and colleagues as possible to take part in this national virtual balloon race run by Ecoracing. When you buy your balloon/s you can customise the appearance by choosing colour, pattern and words. You can also influence how your balloon/s may fly and survive by selecting the shape, thickness of rubber and amount of helium.

The balloon race will launch from Santa’s grotto in Lapland at 9am on Christmas morning and being a virtual race, there is no litter or harm to wildlife, just a computer program designed to run the race which uses live weather data to determine the fate of each balloon.

You can watch the launch live on line and for the next seven days track your balloon’s progress. If your balloon happens to have travelled furthest after seven days there are Ecoracing prizes to be won. Winning prizes are £500 cash, an iPad, and 10 x £10 book tokens.

Our fundraising target is: £180

Gross monies raised so far: £474

Supporters so far: 35

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  • Penny Cat joined the race on November 29, 2020, 10:20 PM

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  • Kitty JoJo joined the race on November 29, 2020, 9:23 PM

  • glenda joined the race on November 29, 2020, 5:11 PM

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  • Balloon joined the race on November 29, 2020, 4:19 PM

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  • Balloon joined the race on November 29, 2020, 4:19 PM