HOSPICE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD LTD


Prizes for each race


Buy a virtual balloon and support the Hospice as we go through these unprecedented times. Now more than ever we need your help to keep us caring.

As we join in with other charities across the UK for the Coronation Race taking part on Tuesday 2nd June there are some great prizes to be won in this national race, plus we are guaranteeing prizes for our own supporters whose balloons travel the furthest.

National Race Prizes
£500 Cash
Apple iPad
10 lucky winners of £10 Book Tokens

Why do we need your support?

The reality is, because of the shocking impact of the Coronavirus, which has of course impacted so many people in the community, the Hospice of the Good Shepherd is now facing an unprecedented financial crisis, a position the Hospice never thought it would be in. Our income from fundraising has stopped and without urgent financial support we will run out of money in a matter of months.

The Hospice is a charity and only receives 25% of its income from government funding this means it has to raise just over £3million each year from donations and fundraising events and of course this has now all had to stop. The Hospice is anticipating that it will be at least £1.1 million short of the income needed for the year, and obviously with no events or fundraising activities for the foreseeable future cash flow is critical and it wont take long for the financial impact to hit and hit hard

Even during these difficult times, the amazing staff at the Hospice are focused on continuing to deliver the high-quality end of life care that so many members of this community have experienced. The Hospice will have supported a member of your family, or a friend, or a neighbour or colleague and you will know just how precious this Hospice is to our community.


Our fundraising target is: £1500

Gross monies raised so far: £192

Supporters so far: 24

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Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 Jack: travelled 2,935.50km

  • #2 Anna: travelled 2,600.63km

  • #3 Ruthie Roo: travelled 2,213.01km

  • #4 Alex: travelled 2,205.24km

  • #5 Dan: travelled 2,101.16km

  • #6 Sebby’s Balloon: travelled 2,086.85km

  • #7 Balloon: travelled 849.14km

  • #8 Balloon: travelled 630.62km

  • #9 Balloon: travelled 627.20km

  • #10 Balloon: travelled 624.09km

  • #11 Balloon: travelled 617.80km

  • #12 Peter: travelled 613.88km

  • #13 Bob: travelled 605.64km

  • #14 Rachael: travelled 602.28km

  • #15 Balloon: travelled 600.38km

  • #16 Balloon: travelled 596.42km

  • #17 Brenda: travelled 575.26km

  • #18 Balloon: travelled 564.19km

  • #19 Balloon: travelled 561.50km

  • #20 James the cat: travelled 558.41km

Supporter Balloons (64)

  • James the cat joined the race on June 2, 2020, 12:07 AM

  • Bob joined the race on June 2, 2020, 12:07 AM

  • Beadlebum joined the race on June 2, 2020, 12:07 AM

  • Happiness joined the race on June 2, 2020, 12:07 AM

  • Carlos joined the race on June 1, 2020, 11:04 PM

  • Golden Balls joined the race on June 1, 2020, 11:04 PM

  • Barbara Jackson joined the race on June 1, 2020, 9:55 PM

  • Barbara Jackson joined the race on June 1, 2020, 9:55 PM

  • Balloon joined the race on June 1, 2020, 9:20 PM

  • Thelma joined the race on June 1, 2020, 9:12 PM