Cash For Kids (Mission Christmas Book Appeal) - Summer Fundraiser


Get ready to take part in a (100% environmentally friendly) Virtual Balloon Race across the Sahara Desert to raise money for the Cash for Kids Mission Christmas Book Appeal 2020. My aim is to provide the Mission Christmas Appeal with books to give to local children as Christmas gifts. Apologies for using the C word in July but I think this is going to be a tougher Christmas than usual for so many families. For every £10 donated to this appeal Usborne Books at Home will donate an extra £6 of books too! Balloons cost only £3 and can be personalised to your taste! Add colour, patterns, change the shape and thickness, and even add a special message or name too! Watch your balloon fly virtually through the air from the safety of your own home and be in with a chance of winning £500 & lots of other prizes too.
The race starts on the 8th of August and takes place over seven days. It uses real-time weather updates to affect the course and you can follow your balloon wherever it goes via Google Maps.
Know someone who would love to take part? Virtual balloons make for the perfect gift to send to someone you love or are missing at this difficult time. Simply add their email address when signing up and the balloon will go straight to their inbox so they can customise it.

Get everyone involved in this fantastic virtual challenge that is great for adults and kids alike! Bring your friends, family or colleagues together and compete against each other to see who's balloon travels the furthest.

What could you win?
Be in with a chance of winning one of these amazing prizes up for grabs. 1st prize - £500
2nd prize - Apple iPad
3rd prize - 10 x £10 book tokens. The balloon that flies the farthest will win a £50 Anna's Amazing Books Voucher.
How to enter
Entering the race has never been easier! Simply click the button below and enter your balloon today.
Know someone who'd like to enter but they don't have internet? Balloons can be purchased directly from Anna Savage on 07780901840


Our fundraising target is: £4000

Gross monies raised so far: £213

Supporters so far: 26

Tagged in: Missionchristmasballoonrace cashforkids summerfundraiser

Share this story

View race results

Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 Fraser: travelled 776.13km

  • #2 Balloon: travelled 775.65km

  • #3 Balloon: travelled 767.03km

  • #4 Esme & Oscars balloon : travelled 764.62km

  • #5 Georgia : travelled 757.84km

  • #6 EMA AND MUMMY: travelled 756.00km

  • #7 Balloon: travelled 754.92km

  • #8 Balloon: travelled 710.66km

  • #9 Nikki: travelled 703.23km

  • #10 Balloon: travelled 690.11km

  • #11 Emily: travelled 681.93km

  • #12 Balloon: travelled 681.87km

  • #13 Great Grannt: travelled 678.82km

  • #14 Balloon: travelled 677.30km

  • #15 Balloon: travelled 676.57km

  • #16 Maya: travelled 675.06km

  • #17 Balloon: travelled 666.57km

  • #18 Beepa: travelled 662.01km

  • #19 Balloon: travelled 650.98km

  • #20 Balloon: travelled 644.62km

Supporter Balloons (71)

  • Tata & Grandad joined the race on August 8, 2020, 9:22 AM

  • Esme & Oscars balloon joined the race on August 8, 2020, 9:18 AM

  • Granny CEB joined the race on August 8, 2020, 9:16 AM

  • Beepa joined the race on August 8, 2020, 9:16 AM

  • Edmund's Racing Genius joined the race on August 8, 2020, 8:47 AM

  • Catriona joined the race on August 8, 2020, 8:47 AM

  • JVC joined the race on August 8, 2020, 8:47 AM

  • MLC joined the race on August 8, 2020, 8:47 AM

  • Balloon joined the race on August 7, 2020, 10:37 PM

  • Ged joined the race on August 7, 2020, 8:28 PM