Friends of West Cliff Primary School


Welcome to our first virtual balloon race.

Friends of West Cliff Primary School exists to raise funds for West Cliff Primary School in Whitby and enhance the educational experience for the School’s pupils. It also provides a link between the School, it’s families and the local community. We are currently working towards raising £5000 for a new outdoor area for our Guppy Class (nursery).

We are still hopeful that 2021 will see the return of whole school ‘in person’ events but until then we would still like to continue fundraising in ways which we are currently able to.

You can design your own virtual balloon by choosing the shape, colour and even how much it weighs by choosing how much helium you fill it with.

The computer simulated race uses real-time weather data so just like a real balloon race, your balloon could be affected by the weather, wind speed, the shape you choose and a popped balloon could still win.

All balloons will be launched virtually at 12 noon on 14th February 2020 from the Eiffel Tower in Paris! After the race starts you’ll be able to follow your balloon on a Google map as it travels across the country, or even overseas! The race lasts for 7 days and the winners will be the balloons that reach the furthest point in a straight line at the end of the seven days.

The grand prizes are supplied by Ecoracing with £500 for 1st place out of all balloons in the race. These will be supporting different charities and organisations across the UK.

We also have cash prizes for 1st (£50), 2nd (£25) and 3rd (£10) place from our Friends of West Cliff balloons.

Each ballon costs £3, approx £2.40 of this goes straight to our funds. You can buy as many balloons as you like and even buy them to gift to friends and family. Feel free to share with friends, grandparents and other family members.

Our fundraising target is: £200

Gross monies raised so far: £177

Supporters so far: 18

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Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 Marma Albie: travelled 1,082.48km FINISHED

  • #2 Barbara Albie: travelled 955.44km FINISHED

  • #3 Ruben and Aarons ballo: travelled 953.21km FINISHED

  • #4 Winner 2: travelled 952.69km FINISHED

  • #5 Turbo 87: travelled 952.42km FINISHED

  • #6 Brabara Albie: travelled 952.39km FINISHED

  • #7 Albie: travelled 952.08km FINISHED

  • #8 Starburst: travelled 949.54km FINISHED

  • #9 Grandad Albie: travelled 948.32km FINISHED

  • #10 Balloon: travelled 833.47km FINISHED

  • #11 Balloon: travelled 832.02km FINISHED

  • #12 Robbie junior: travelled 725.27km FINISHED

  • #13 Balloon: travelled 719.24km FINISHED

  • #14 Balloon: travelled 709.37km FINISHED

  • #15 Balloon: travelled 702.95km FINISHED

  • #16 Jade: travelled 684.81km FINISHED

  • #17 Jack I W: travelled 681.26km FINISHED

  • #18 J McLoughlin: travelled 670.18km FINISHED

  • #19 Barbara Albie: travelled 665.88km FINISHED

  • #20 Sam LUFC: travelled 655.54km FINISHED

Supporter Balloons (59)

  • Balloon joined the race on February 14, 2021, 9:42 AM

  • Balloon joined the race on February 14, 2021, 9:42 AM

  • Balloon joined the race on February 13, 2021, 10:42 AM

  • Balloon joined the race on February 13, 2021, 10:42 AM

  • Bunny Balloon joined the race on February 13, 2021, 9:43 AM

  • Sam LUFC joined the race on February 13, 2021, 9:43 AM

  • Thea joined the race on February 13, 2021, 8:04 AM

  • Jack I W joined the race on February 11, 2021, 2:04 PM

  • Elliot N W joined the race on February 11, 2021, 2:04 PM

  • Turbo 87 joined the race on February 11, 2021, 1:12 PM