Romania 2020

I have been selected to represent Girlguiding Worcestershire on a trip to Romania. We will be doing community service there, including volunteering at a primary school. We need to raise funds to get there and run the projects.
This virtual balloon race is a great, environmentally friendly, fun way to help me fundraise. You can buy a balloon and customise it’s shape, colour, thickness, and helium level.

The balloons will be ‘launched’ on 31st October. They are then subjected to a simulated flight pattern based on the actual weather conditions such as the prevailing wind speed and current temperature. This simulation uses an advanced computer modelling programme linked to Google maps and a commercial weather data supplier. Anyone can follow the leading 100 balloons online through the 7 days of the race.

The winning balloon (£500 prize) is the one that has flown the furthest in a straight line from the launch location. Interestingly, a popped / burst balloon can still win if the wind direction changes and sends the still-flying balloons backwards in a reverse direction.

This virtual balloon race will start in Whitby on Halloween! Whitby is where Bram Stoker got his inspiration for Dracula... which he set in there and in Transylvania (modern day Romania).

Thank you for reading this far, and for buying a balloon. Click below to buy and customise your balloons. (Due to data protection I cannot see who has bought the balloons, so unless you let me know I cannot easily thank you… so THANK YOU!)

Rose x

Our fundraising target is: £2100

Gross monies raised so far: £483

Supporters so far: 53

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Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 Koala 1: FINISHED

  • #2 Bertie the Balloon : FINISHED

  • #3 Balloon: FINISHED

  • #4 Balloon: FINISHED

  • #5 Balloon: ELIMINATED

  • #6 Balloon: FINISHED

  • #7 Sooty: FINISHED

  • #8 sunshine: ELIMINATED

  • #9 Mike: FINISHED

  • #10 Steve’s hand: FINISHED

  • #11 Balloon: FINISHED

  • #12 Steve (Bridget): FINISHED

  • #13 Bob (Rachel): FINISHED

  • #14 1st Doha Guides: ELIMINATED

  • #15 1st Doha Guides: FINISHED

  • #16 1st Doha Guides: ELIMINATED

  • #17 Aly: FINISHED

  • #18 Martha: FINISHED

  • #19 Balloon: ELIMINATED

  • #20 Balloon: FINISHED

Supporter Balloons (161)

  • <3 MUM <3 joined the race on September 7, 2019, 7:55 PM