FRIENDS OF ST NICOLAS SCHOOL, NEWBURY


Welcome to St Nic’s first ever Virtual Balloon Race – we’d love you to take part in our Christmas fundraiser! This is virtual, so totally environmentally friendly and there is no risk to wildlife!!!

National Star Prizes (for the balloons that fly the furthest, from all charities joining this race):
* 1st: £500 cash prize
* 2nd: iPad
* 10 book tokens worth £10 each

There will also be PRIZES EXCLUSIVELY for our furthest flying St Nic’s Balloons, as well as a prize draw on the launch day (1st December) to win a £25 voucher for our local Christmas Tree Farm.

The prizes for the St Nic's balloons which cover the most distance over the week long race are:
*1st Place - £10 voucher Ugly Duckling Pottery Cafe
*2nd Place - Large Macaron Selection - Mad Hatter Macarons
*3rd Place - Ferrero Rocher Box - Co-Op Donation
*4th Place - Bottle of Mulled Wine - Parent Donation
*5th-20th Places* - Large Cadbury's Selection Box each - donated by Co-Op, kindly organised by Mr Kenworthy

Each balloon costs just £3 and you can buy as many balloons as you want to increase your chances of winning. As well as taking part in the overall race and competing with your friends you could have a competition between you and family members or friends to see whose balloons travel the furthest.

Setting off from Harrods, the balloons fly over seven-days, in a computer simulated race where everything is real except the balloon. The direction and distance the balloons fly is based completely on the way you customise your balloon, and the weather during the week. Other hazards can also affect your balloons flight such as low flying geese if your balloon doesn't have enough helium! Eeek! The winner of the race is the balloon that’s flown the furthest in ANY direction.

You can buy a virtual balloon for just £3 and give it a name, colour, shape and pattern. The software designed to run the race uses live weather data to determine the progress of each balloon and each entry can be tracked on Google Maps and Satellites once launched.

You can alter your balloon’s parameters at any time before the race increases to improve your chance of winning.

Due to Covid-19 we sadly had to cancel our Christmas Fair, and will probably have to cancel many of our usual fundraising activities in the new year. These online events help to raise needed funds to support varied projects at the school as well as contribute towards activities for all the classes, with the primary goal of enhancing the children’s experience at school.

We hope that you will enjoy taking part in this fun event from the comfort of your own home and help us to recoup some of the extra funds that the school will have lost out on this year.

Please do share our virtual balloon race with as many friends and family members that you can (you can even gift balloons!) and we thank you all for your ongoing support for our school fundraising as we all continue to navigate through this tough period.

Our fundraising target is: £600

Gross monies raised so far: £624

Supporters so far: 62

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  • Flying Finley joined the race on November 29, 2020, 8:16 PM

  • Beulahs Balloon joined the race on November 29, 2020, 8:16 PM

  • Dylans Floaty joined the race on November 29, 2020, 8:16 PM

  • Chloe joined the race on November 29, 2020, 6:06 PM

  • Charlie joined the race on November 29, 2020, 6:06 PM

  • Love joined the race on November 29, 2020, 5:58 PM

  • Harry CL joined the race on November 29, 2020, 5:58 PM

  • Your a star joined the race on November 29, 2020, 5:58 PM

  • Dont pop joined the race on November 29, 2020, 5:58 PM

  • Harry CL joined the race on November 29, 2020, 5:58 PM