Arnside Days for Girls


Buy an imaginary balloon (or several), enjoy tracking its progress on maps for a week, and help us to help women and girls. You might even win a prize, too.

The "Christmas Shopping" virtual balloon race, supporting a wide range of charities, will "launch" at Tiffany's, New York, at 12 noon on Wednesday 1st December 2021, and you can buy balloons up to half an hour before that time. You can choose the shape, colour(s), and pattern of your balloon, write a name or message on it, and alter the thickness of rubber and amount of helium which affect how it "flies" (different weather patterns at different heights), and then watch its progress for a week, updated every half hour. All totally imaginary (except the weather data), no litter or harm to wildlife, no use of the earth's precious helium, just a very entertaining computer programme! At the end of the week, there are prizes of £500, an iPad, and 10 x £10 book tokens, for the balloons which "fly" furthest (as the crow flies).

The Arnside Days for Girls / Stitch-in-Time team is part of an international organisation which works to increase access to menstrual products and vital health information for women and girls around the world. We meet twice a month to sew reusable sanitary protection, with an associated knitting group making items for people in need. We need to raise funds for materials (including a specialised waterproof breathable layer) and other expenses. Read more about Days for Girls UK at https://www.daysforgirls.org/uk/.

Each balloon costs you £3, and £2.35 of this comes directly to help our work. You can even buy a balloon for someone else - you pay, you get a code to send them, they buy the balloon and they have the fun of tracking it: a little extra postage-free present for someone, perhaps?

Our fundraising target is: £200

Gross monies raised so far: £48

Supporters so far: 6

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Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 PMD Silverdale 1: travelled 61.36km RACING

  • #2 AGD Silverdale 1: travelled 58.33km RACING

  • #3 AGD Silverdale 2: travelled 55.80km RACING

  • #4 PMD Silverdale 2: travelled 54.30km RACING

  • #5 Rudolph: travelled 45.70km RACING

  • #6 Elf 1: travelled 44.50km RACING

  • #7 D4Gheart: travelled 37.47km RACING

  • #8 Elf 3: travelled 34.27km RACING

  • #9 Rudy: travelled 29.98km RACING

  • #10 Santa: travelled 26.22km RACING

  • #11 Jolly: travelled 25.88km RACING

  • #12 Snowy: travelled 24.61km RACING

  • #13 MAH: travelled 21.99km RACING

  • #14 RWH: travelled 20.83km RACING

  • #15 Elf 2: travelled 18.43km RACING

  • #16 Cheers: travelled 3.71km RACING

Supporter Balloons (16)

  • Rudolph joined the race on December 1, 2021, 8:35 AM

  • Elf 1 joined the race on November 26, 2021, 9:03 PM

  • Elf 2 joined the race on November 26, 2021, 9:03 PM

  • Elf 3 joined the race on November 26, 2021, 9:03 PM

  • D4Gheart joined the race on November 26, 2021, 9:55 AM

  • Rudy joined the race on November 26, 2021, 9:55 AM

  • Snowy joined the race on November 26, 2021, 9:55 AM

  • Santa joined the race on November 26, 2021, 9:55 AM

  • Jolly joined the race on November 26, 2021, 9:55 AM

  • Cheers joined the race on November 20, 2021, 3:27 PM