ST MARKS SCHOOL AND PARENTS ASSOC. (Reg. Charity 299942)


Unfortunately due to Covid19, we've not been able to reach our fundraising target for the school this year. We have had to cancel many of our popular events (Discos, PJ nights, Sports Day, the May Fair) this has impacted our ability to support the school but has also left many of the children very disappointed, as they do thoroughly enjoy these events.

So, to try to raise some much relied upon funds for the school and to give the children something fun and exciting to think about over the summer holidays, we have decided to participate in a virtual and eco friendly balloon race.

There are some great overall race prizes on offer:
1st Prize - £500
2nd Prize - Apple iPad
10 lucky winners of £10 book tokens.

Additionally, we have some exciting prizes available for the top balloons among our St Mark’s participants including a £100 voucher for Brittany Ferries and family vouchers for Swanage Railway, Farmer Palmers, Smugglers’ Cove Mini Golf and Alpine Adventure Park.

Setting off from Timbuktu on Saturday 8th August, the Sahara Desert Race is a seven-day computer simulation race where everything is real except the balloon. You can buy a virtual balloon for just £3 (see bottom of the page) and the children can give it a name, colour, shape and pattern.

The software designed to run the race uses live weather data to determine the progress of each balloon and each entry can be tracked. You can change your balloon’s parameters at any time before launch, to increase your chance of winning.

Each balloon costs just £3 and you can buy as many balloons as you like to increase your chances of winning! Every balloon purchase will make a difference to our school, so please do share the race details with your friends and family too. Thank you for your continued support!

Our fundraising target is: £1500

Gross monies raised so far: £222

Supporters so far: 19

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  • Lisa w joined the race on July 31, 2020, 5:05 PM

  • Richeldis joined the race on July 31, 2020, 4:45 PM

  • Paulw joined the race on July 31, 2020, 4:43 PM

  • Lisa w joined the race on July 31, 2020, 4:42 PM

  • Haydon joined the race on July 31, 2020, 4:38 PM

  • Richeldis joined the race on July 31, 2020, 4:34 PM

  • Isaac H joined the race on July 28, 2020, 6:49 PM

  • Annabel H joined the race on July 28, 2020, 6:49 PM

  • Emily H joined the race on July 28, 2020, 6:49 PM

  • David H joined the race on July 28, 2020, 6:49 PM