The Snowdrop Appeal (Bereavement Suite at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth)


To make possible the amazing vision for the high spec bereavement suite for parents and families who have experienced loss at any gestation.


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Welcome to my Christmas Virtual Balloon Race – a computer simulation race where everything is real except the balloon! It’s 100% eco-friendly with no risk of harm to wildlife.

Each virtual balloon costs just £3 and you can buy as many balloons as you would like.

Setting off from Santa's Village, Lapland, the balloons will be ‘released’ on Christmas Day at 12pm (noon) and race for 7 days.

Enjoy taking part in this fun event from the comfort of your own home and track your balloons live as they gently float across the virtual sky. The specialist software uses live weather data to determine the progress of each balloon and they can be tracked on Google Maps and satellites once the race has launched.

The race finishes on New Year's Day at 12pm (noon). Winners will be contacted directly and announced on our social media platforms within 5 working days.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Simply sign-up (so we know who you are if you win), once you've paid for your balloon you can then name, personalise, and decorate your balloon via your dashboard by choosing the shape, colour, and pattern, plus the helium content and rubber thickness.

WINNERS AND PRIZES
All races are 7 days in duration and the winning balloon is the one that has flown the furthest, as measured in a straight line from the launch location. Note that a popped / burst balloon can still win if the wind direction changes and sends the still-flying balloons backwards in a reverse direction.
The winner will be emailed with confirmation that they have won the race and with details of how to contact the organiser to arrange receiving their prize.

A BALLOON FOR YOU, A BALLOON FOR ME, A BALLOON FOR OUR FAMILY
Your balloon can be in memory of someone special, to celebrate Christmas, or just for fun!

Virtual balloons can even be gifted and make a perfect 'virtual' gift. Choose to support The Snowdrop Appeal whilst buying a fun
and unique Christmas gift.

To buy a balloon as a gift, once you've signed-up, simply purchase a balloon activation code for £3 each and either send the code to your family and friends for them to activate or print it off, pop it in a card or wrap it up for a lovely Christmas surprise. To join the race, gift codes must be activated by 11.30am on Christmas Day. The gift recipient can decorate, name, and track their balloon themselves. They may even win a prize!

PRIZES TO BE WON
NATIONAL STAR PRIZES - for the top 12 balloons travelling the furthest from all charities joining this race:
* 1st prize - £500 cash
* 2nd prize - Apple iPad
* 10 x £10 national book tokens.

GROUP PRIZES TO BE WON FOR LONGEST BALLOON FLIGHT TBC!!! ????

Any questions please do message me!!!

Our fundraising target is: £200

Gross monies raised so far: £42

Supporters so far: 4

Tagged in: Babyloss Miss V pageant charity The Snowdrop Appeal Derriford Hospital

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Supporter Balloons (14)

  • Santa 1 joined the race on November 30, 2021, 4:04 PM

  • Stacey M joined the race on November 26, 2021, 6:51 PM

  • Stacey M joined the race on November 26, 2021, 6:51 PM

  • Stacey M joined the race on November 26, 2021, 6:51 PM

  • Stacey M joined the race on November 26, 2021, 6:51 PM

  • Stacey M joined the race on November 26, 2021, 6:51 PM

  • Jessica Ingham 1 joined the race on November 15, 2021, 12:59 PM

  • GRACIE WILLIAMS joined the race on November 15, 2021, 10:40 AM

  • Mylo G joined the race on November 10, 2021, 8:45 PM

  • Dave The Black Pug joined the race on November 8, 2021, 5:35 PM