St Richard's Hospice


We know the summer holidays are going to feel quite a bit different this year - and many families might not be able to get away like they would usually - so we thought we’d brighten things up a bit by offering you the chance to join a virtual balloon race across the Sahara Desert! For just £3 you can pick and personalise your own balloon and track it live as it flies across the skies!
Your balloon race entry will go directly to supporting the care we provide to patients and their loved ones in Worcestershire. Each year, we provide free hospice care and support to over 3,400 patients, family members and the bereaved.

£3 could help us stay in close communication with patients and their families through these challenging times, remaining a lifeline on the end of the phone
£9 could pay for the ingredients of a patient’s meals for 24 hours. Our kitchen offers a flexible service to patients so that they can eat what and when they would like
£15 could pay for a specialist Living Well Centre Nurse for an hour*

Our fundraising target is: £5000

Gross monies raised so far: £1029

Supporters so far: 131

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Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 Beautiful Jamie: travelled 986.54km

  • #2 With our love: travelled 973.49km

  • #3 Dave's Balloon 1: travelled 970.34km

  • #4 Lesley : travelled 955.80km

  • #5 MrB: travelled 954.45km

  • #6 Pearl : travelled 914.15km

  • #7 Dave's Balloon 2: travelled 864.40km

  • #8 Owen: travelled 825.78km

  • #9 James eaton: travelled 773.18km

  • #10 Val from Upton: travelled 766.23km

  • #11 Sweet Dreams Nath x: travelled 759.72km

  • #12 Charlie: travelled 758.36km

  • #13 Balloon: travelled 751.49km

  • #14 Full-Of-It-V1: travelled 744.41km

  • #15 mine: travelled 740.32km

  • #16 Balloon: travelled 738.60km

  • #17 For Granny, Love Freya X : travelled 734.87km

  • #18 Livvy: travelled 732.46km

  • #19 Love you mummy xx: travelled 731.81km

  • #20 Bobcat: travelled 730.80km

Supporter Balloons (343)

  • in memory of Tony nind joined the race on August 8, 2020, 11:32 AM

  • Nanny and Hannah joined the race on August 8, 2020, 10:50 AM

  • Nanny and Charlie joined the race on August 8, 2020, 10:50 AM

  • Nanny and Megan joined the race on August 8, 2020, 10:50 AM

  • Nanny and Harry joined the race on August 8, 2020, 10:50 AM

  • Nanny and Abi joined the race on August 8, 2020, 10:50 AM

  • Nanny and Sian joined the race on August 8, 2020, 10:50 AM

  • Kevin’s joined the race on August 8, 2020, 10:46 AM

  • Aaron’s joined the race on August 8, 2020, 10:46 AM

  • Mums joined the race on August 8, 2020, 10:46 AM