Roundabout Ltd


Looking for something new and different to do this Easter Sunday? Then why not join our virtual balloon race and compete against your family and friends to see whose balloon goes the furthest!

Roundabout is South Yorkshire’s local youth housing charity providing shelter, support and life skills to young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Roundabout now supports over 250 young people living in accommodation every day, either provided by or supported by our charity. To find out more about the work that we do please click here: https://www.roundabouthomeless.org/.

Roundabout's fundraising and events programme has been affected by Corona Virus, so we are launching a very special virtual balloon race to keep you entertained as well as raise much needed funds to support young homeless people across South Yorkshire. When Roundabout first began in 1977, we operated a small emergency hostel accommodation for young people. Over forty years later, our strategic aim is to end youth homelessness in South Yorkshire.

Tickets are available until Saturday 11th April as the balloon race sets off on Easter Sunday, where you can follow your balloon for 7 days using the Google Maps and each balloon is subject to a simulated flight pattern based on the actual weather conditions such as the wind speed and current temperature.

Balloons are £3 each, you can have as many balloons as you like and you can decorate and name each balloon!

Prizes for the Easter Race (across multiple charities)
£500 Cash
Apple iPad
10 lucky winners of £10 Book Tokens
Plus if lots of balloons for Roundabout are sold, there will be additional prizes up for grabs!

Sales in excess of 500 balloons - £50 for furthest balloon flight
Sales in excess of 1000 balloons - £100 for furthest balloon flight
Sales in excess of 10,000 balloons - £1000 for furthest balloon flight

Thank you for supporting Roundabout and giving homeless young people a brighter future. #EndYouthHomelessness

Our fundraising target is: £1000

Gross monies raised so far: £2934

Supporters so far: 385

Tagged in: Roundabout Homeless Youth Homelessness Sheffield Doncaster Rotherham South Yorkshire Homelessness

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Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 Emelia P: ACTIVE

  • #2 Helena Antonia 6: FINISHED

  • #3 Cat: FINISHED

  • #4 The Geoff: FINISHED

  • #5 Sheffield com&in: FINISHED

  • #6 Balloon: FINISHED

  • #7 Balloon: FINISHED

  • #8 Balloon: ELIMINATED

  • #9 Balloon: FINISHED

  • #10 Balloon: FINISHED

  • #11 Balloon: ELIMINATED

  • #12 Sue: ELIMINATED

  • #13 Evie: FINISHED

  • #14 Keith: FINISHED

  • #15 Balloon: FINISHED

  • #16 Stu: FINISHED

  • #17 Sienna: ELIMINATED

  • #18 Charlie: FINISHED

  • #19 Balloon: FINISHED

  • #20 Tom: FINISHED

Supporter Balloons (978)

  • Emelia P joined the race on April 12, 2020, 12:09 PM

  • Kieren and Clare joined the race on April 12, 2020, 11:49 AM

  • B3xst3r SWFC joined the race on April 12, 2020, 11:45 AM

  • Andypandy joined the race on April 12, 2020, 11:42 AM

  • Balloon joined the race on April 12, 2020, 11:42 AM

  • Balloon joined the race on April 12, 2020, 11:42 AM

  • Balloon joined the race on April 12, 2020, 11:39 AM

  • Balloon joined the race on April 12, 2020, 11:39 AM

  • Ciaran joined the race on April 12, 2020, 11:39 AM

  • Balloon joined the race on April 12, 2020, 11:38 AM