South Cumbria Brooke Supporters' Eco-friendly Virtual Balloon Race

What’s it all about?
This eco-friendly virtual balloon race will launch on Coronation Day, Wednesday 2 June 2021 from Westminster Abbey at 12noon, and takes place over the course of 7 days. It’s an internet based, virtual balloon race that uses real weather data and google maps for 24/7 real-time flight path tracking so you can track your personalised balloon(s) as they travel and we love that no animals, wildlife or the environment will be harmed and it’s great fun!

You can buy, design and customise as many balloons as you wish - deciding on shape, colour, name and how much gas to fill your balloon(s) with. Your balloon(s) will be automatically entered into the race. Each computer-generated balloon costs £3. When the race launches you will be able to keep track of your personalised balloon(s) via this platform using Google maps as it travels. The winning balloon will be the one that has travelled the furthest at the end of 7 days.

Money raised from balloon purchases will go to the Brooke charity. Please feel free to purchase as many balloons as you like! Any contribution you make will make a lasting change to working horses, donkeys and mules and the people who depend on them for their livelihood. Thank You.

Prize Details:
Not only are you helping a great cause, you are also in with a chance of winning some great prizes in the main virtual balloon race, which is hosted by EcoRacing:
In the main race:
1st place - £500 cash
2nd place - An Apple iPad
3rd place - 10 lucky winners of £10 book tokens

For anyone signing up directly via this South Cumbria Brooke Supporters page there will also be special prizes for the 3 supporters whose balloons travel the furthest over the 7-day race:
1st place – Bespoke hessian basket with specially designed horse or donkey,
2nd place – Special horse or donkey design bottle with LED lights and
3rd place – A Brooke tote goody bag.
Questions & Queries:
Once you have purchased your balloons we invite you to optionally join our private Coronation Day Eco Friendly Virtual Balloon Flight Group on Facebook. Here you will be able to ask questions, share your story, and generally join in the fun on Coronation Day on 2 June and over the 7-day race to track your balloon and chat all things aeronautical with other Brooke supporters who have entered the race. We look forward to welcoming you to the group

About Brooke:
Brooke reaches over 1.7 million working horses, donkeys and mules across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Brooke staff include vets, animal welfare experts, and advocacy and development specialists.

South Cumbria Brooke supporters invite you to help us raise funds to make lasting change to hardworking horses, donkeys and mules in some of the world’s poorest communities. By purchasing and designing a virtual balloon (or two or three or more!) your £3 donation per balloon will help improve the life of one hardworking equine and the family that is dependent on it for their livelihood.

If you would like to learn more about the amazing work this charity does you can find out more and sign up to receive regular news updates at

Thank you for supporting Brooke by entering this virtual balloon race. Good luck and we hope you have great fun designing your balloon and tracking it virtually during the race.

Our fundraising target is: £300

Gross monies raised so far: £54

Supporters so far: 14

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Supporter Balloons (18)

  • THE PURPLE ONE joined the race on May 12, 2021, 7:11 AM

  • Love and Peace joined the race on May 11, 2021, 8:04 PM

  • TAJ joined the race on May 11, 2021, 7:57 PM

  • Balloon joined the race on May 11, 2021, 12:18 PM

  • Balloon joined the race on May 11, 2021, 12:18 PM

  • Drummer joined the race on May 11, 2021, 9:52 AM

  • Hugh joined the race on May 11, 2021, 9:52 AM

  • Louella Phinn joined the race on May 11, 2021, 9:52 AM

  • Hope to joined the race on May 11, 2021, 8:49 AM

  • James Abs joined the race on May 10, 2021, 9:51 PM