The Friends of Barnburgh Primary School Virtual Balloon Race!


Welcome to our Virtual Balloon Race.

We are hoping to raise £400 in aid of our school to provide vital resources that are beyond the schools own budget. The Friends of Barnburgh Primary School (PTA) have already raised several thousand pounds towards the trim trail with your help and we thought that a Virtual Balloon Race would be a fun activity over the summer holidays, whilst also being environmentally friendly (no litter and no risk to wildlife).

In the past we have relied upon the support of our local community at events such as our Summer and Christmas Fairs to help us raise significant amounts towards our goal. However, in light of the current situation due to COVID-19, our usual plans have needed to change and our focus must change to fundraising online.

Usually we would ask you to buy raffle tickets at one of our normal events, but we can’t do that this year. So here’s your chance to take part in a fundraising event for just £3, and we really do mean it when we say every single donation or balloon entry makes a difference.

If you could share this event with your family and friends, we would really appreciate it – maybe you could have a family competition to see whose balloon travels the furthest? The “Sahara Desert” race will set off virtually from Timbuktu, Mali on August 8th. Schools and organisations from across the UK will compete to see whose balloon has travelled the furthest.

Great Prizes up for Grabs!!!

First Prize - £500
Second Prize - Apple Ipad
Runners Up - Ten Book Tokens

The Barnburgh School Pupil with the balloon that travels the furthest will get a special prize of a £20 voucher for Smyth’s Toy Store very kindly donated by City Motor Factors in Sheffield.

Our target is to sell 200 balloons - please help us achieve this!

Thanks for your support.

Our fundraising target is: £400

Gross monies raised so far: £468

Supporters so far: 66

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Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 The Woolfenden Winner: travelled 889.11km

  • #2 jessie: travelled 852.53km

  • #3 CoasterCrazyyy: travelled 830.72km

  • #4 Bartlett 5: travelled 796.89km

  • #5 Vicar’s hot air: travelled 796.26km

  • #6 Unicorn glitter : travelled 750.52km

  • #7 Cloud: travelled 744.12km

  • #8 Balloon: travelled 734.02km

  • #9 Jessica Richardson : travelled 733.21km

  • #10 LB Racer: travelled 729.08km

  • #11 Pete McGill: travelled 719.17km

  • #12 Balloon: travelled 717.36km

  • #13 Mike's Early Riser: travelled 715.83km

  • #14 Balloon: travelled 713.69km

  • #15 Balloon: travelled 711.85km

  • #16 Balloon: travelled 709.18km

  • #17 Mrs Kay: travelled 704.27km

  • #18 Toothless: travelled 704.16km

  • #19 Bartlett 3: travelled 683.79km

  • #20 Will: travelled 672.59km

Supporter Balloons (156)

  • CoasterCrazyyy joined the race on August 8, 2020, 12:29 AM

  • Princessflameee joined the race on August 8, 2020, 12:29 AM

  • Balloon joined the race on August 7, 2020, 9:44 PM

  • Balloon joined the race on August 7, 2020, 9:44 PM

  • Balloon joined the race on August 7, 2020, 4:53 PM

  • Rach Rich joined the race on August 7, 2020, 2:05 PM

  • Oscar McGill joined the race on August 7, 2020, 2:05 PM

  • Pete McGill joined the race on August 7, 2020, 2:05 PM

  • Balloon joined the race on August 7, 2020, 10:50 AM

  • Benny Boy joined the race on August 6, 2020, 6:59 PM