ANIMALS IN DISTRESS (TORBAY AND WESTCOUNTRY)


Animals in Distress is an independent local charity in South Devon providing love, care and support to Animals who have been rescued. We are proud to have been part of the South Devon community for nearly 40 years. With dedication and compassion, when pets lose their homes we are there to pick up the pieces and give them the life they deserve.

We rely solely on the income from our shops, rescue centre and generous supporters to enable us to feed and care for hundreds of unwanted and homeless animals every year.

That is why we are launching our first ever virtual balloon race to keep you entertained and to ensure that we can continue to look after the animals that so desperately need our help.

Join our virtual balloon race on Friday 3rd July 2020 and compete against your family and friends to see whose balloon goes the furthest!

Tickets are available until Friday 3rd July 2020 (up to 30 minutes before race launch) as the balloon race sets off. You can follow your balloon for 7 days on it's journey 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 buy as many balloons as you like and you can personalise your balloon by decorating it and adding a name, this could be you, a loved one or even your pet!

Prizes for the Race (across multiple charities)
£500 Cash
Apple iPad
10 lucky winners of £10 Book Tokens

Plus if lots of balloons for Animals in Distress 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 Animals in Distress and giving homeless pets the life they deserve.

Our fundraising target is: £500

Gross monies raised so far: £417

Supporters so far: 54

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Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 DIBBERS: travelled 2,033.49km FINISHED

  • #2 Blazing Speed - Bailey: travelled 1,742.30km FINISHED

  • #3 Alison : travelled 1,719.91km FINISHED

  • #4 Lucy: travelled 1,538.40km FINISHED

  • #5 Layla: travelled 905.59km FINISHED

  • #6 Blossom: travelled 824.17km FINISHED

  • #7 Numéro deux: travelled 809.16km ELIMINATED

  • #8 Jude: travelled 802.08km FINISHED

  • #9 Dawn: travelled 743.06km FINISHED

  • #10 Rico: travelled 696.79km FINISHED

  • #11 Mrs Chicken: travelled 694.36km FINISHED

  • #12 Gray: travelled 692.49km FINISHED

  • #13 DARCY WHIPPET: travelled 684.45km FINISHED

  • #14 EVELYNS BALLOON : travelled 681.37km FINISHED

  • #15 Ludo: travelled 677.09km FINISHED

  • #16 Max: travelled 530.56km ELIMINATED

  • #17 Annie: travelled 471.05km ELIMINATED

  • #18 Balloon: travelled 452.85km ELIMINATED

  • #19 Balloon: travelled 439.03km FINISHED

  • #20 Jack: travelled 436.13km FINISHED

Supporter Balloons (139)

  • BABS joined the race on July 3, 2020, 8:26 AM

  • Balloon joined the race on July 3, 2020, 8:23 AM

  • Balloon joined the race on July 3, 2020, 8:23 AM

  • The Elia Balloon joined the race on July 3, 2020, 8:09 AM

  • ANGEL WINGS joined the race on July 3, 2020, 7:33 AM

  • Stuart joined the race on July 3, 2020, 7:30 AM

  • Jessica joined the race on July 3, 2020, 7:30 AM

  • Millie joined the race on July 3, 2020, 7:30 AM

  • Dan M joined the race on July 2, 2020, 10:19 PM

  • Erin M joined the race on July 2, 2020, 10:19 PM