Welcome to Ashdene Primary PTA’s first ever Virtual Balloon Race!
We would love you to take part in our Christmas Shopping Race to help raise funds for our School. This balloon race is completely virtual so environmentally friendly too!!! Ashdene Primary School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) raises funds to help support the school with provide equipment and activities for the children. However, due to the current Covid situation we are unable to run our usual hugely popular Christmas fair, so with no Christmas raffle or chocolate tombola we hope you and your children, friends, family, Grandparents & neighbours will enjoy supporting us with this fabulous fun virtual event.
How do you join in the fun?
• Buy your balloons. You’ve got to be in it to win it! Each balloon costs just £3 and you can buy as many balloons as you want to help us continue to raise funds in this extraordinary year. To buy your balloons click on the button below!
• You can personalise your balloons. Have some fun giving your balloon a name! Choose its’s colour, shape and pattern!
• 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 balloon's flight such as low flying geese if your balloon doesn't have enough helium!
• You can track your balloon as often as you want. The race last 7 days and uses real live weather data!!
• The winner of the race is the balloon that’s flown the furthest in ANY direction.
The race launches at 12noon on Tuesday 1st December from Harrods in Knightsbridge London. Make sure your balloons are ready!!!

• 1st prize £500
• 2nd prize Apple Ipad
• 3rd prize 10 lucky winners to winner £10 book tokens.
The race is National so you will see balloons from other schools and charities, but we also have some fabulous prices just for Ashdene entries!!!

For the top Ashdene Balloons who fly the furthest there will also be:
• 1st Ashdene place – A Meal for up to 4 people from My Home Cooked Foods AND a sweety hamper!
• 2nd Ashdene place – £50 cash and a sweety jar!
• 3rd Ashdene place – £15 book voucher and a sweety jar!

Good luck everyone, watch our facebook page for regular race/flight updates throughout race.
Thank you for your support, as always.
Ashdene PTA

Please do share our virtual balloon race with as many colleagues, friends and family members as you can (you can even gift balloons!). The more the merrier. What a great way to raise money for the children at our school and potentially bag yourselves a great prize as well!

Our fundraising target is: £500

Gross monies raised so far: £513

Supporters so far: 75

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Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 Austin super balloon: travelled 30.19km

  • #2 Balloon: travelled 28.29km

  • #3 THE MACS: travelled 27.06km

  • #4 Leos star 4GH: travelled 26.26km

  • #5 Balloon: travelled 26.13km

  • #6 Mistletoe Wine: travelled 26.10km

  • #7 Alice boo boo balloon: travelled 24.82km

  • #8 CHARLIE: travelled 24.81km

  • #9 NLH: travelled 24.21km

  • #10 Ashdene Surprise: travelled 24.21km

  • #11 Rosa C: travelled 23.93km

  • #12 Emily Loves Tik Tok: travelled 23.78km

  • #13 Balloon: travelled 23.58km

  • #14 Isaacs Balloon: travelled 23.58km

  • #15 Stars: travelled 23.47km

  • #16 Balloon: travelled 23.38km

  • #17 Pie in the sky: travelled 23.28km

  • #18 Starfire: travelled 23.09km

  • #19 Little Trinket: travelled 22.99km

  • #20 Crafty Cillian: travelled 22.45km

Supporter Balloons (171)

  • Little Trinket joined the race on December 1, 2020, 11:22 AM

  • Seb Armstrong joined the race on December 1, 2020, 11:09 AM

  • Bonnie joined the race on December 1, 2020, 10:50 AM

  • Izabella McDonald joined the race on December 1, 2020, 10:24 AM

  • Evie Belle joined the race on December 1, 2020, 10:22 AM

  • Elsie Mae joined the race on December 1, 2020, 10:22 AM

  • GrannieGrandad Hookham joined the race on December 1, 2020, 10:22 AM

  • Great Gram Hookham joined the race on December 1, 2020, 10:22 AM

  • Great Nannie Beeley joined the race on December 1, 2020, 10:22 AM

  • Connie joined the race on December 1, 2020, 10:19 AM