Friends of Willoughton Primary School


Things are a little odd at the moment and we can't have our usual in person school fundraisers , so why not join our Halloween virtual balloon race and compete against your family and friends to see whose balloon goes the furthest!
Friends of Willoughton Primary School are volunteers that organise and run various events and fundraisers across the school year.
All parents and carers and wider family of Willoughton Primary children can join the Friends, in fact it really is the case of the more the merrier. Whether you would like to volunteer at an event, suggest a new fundraising idea or get involved further, you are more than welcome. We value your time and every hour you spend volunteering really does make a difference to our children and our school.
Our fundraising has been hugely affected by Corona Virus, so we are launching a very special Halloween virtual balloon race to keep you entertained as well as raise much needed funds to support our school.
We are hoping to raise money to continue the ongoing treats for the children as well as longer term fundraising for educational visits and workshops, and further supplies.
Balloons are available until the 30th October as the balloon race sets off at 9am, on the 31st October, for 7 Days. You can follow your balloon for 7 days using the Google Maps and each balloon is subject to a simulated flight pattern based on the actual weather conditions such as the wind speed and current temperature.

Balloons are £3 each, you can have as many balloons as you like and you can decorate and name each balloon!

National Prizes for the Race (across multiple charities)
£500 Cash
Apple iPad
10 lucky winners of £10 Book Tokens. There will also be a local prize for the balloon that travels the furthest, out of all of the balloons bought for our cause. So please buy a balloon, by clicking on the "buy ballons for you" link further down and please pass this on to friends and family too, so they can buy one. Take part in our eco friendly virtual race, have fun tracking your balloon and help our school at the same time. We are so grateful for your support, and good luck!

Our fundraising target is: £300

Gross monies raised so far: £273

Supporters so far: 29

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Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 Balloon: travelled 116.58km

  • #2 The Devil: travelled 90.71km

  • #3 Rosie: travelled 89.59km

  • #4 Mark 1 : travelled 88.91km

  • #5 MummyS: travelled 81.73km

  • #6 DaddyS: travelled 80.07km

  • #7 Bobo: travelled 79.66km

  • #8 Dazza2: travelled 79.60km

  • #9 Bennyboy: travelled 79.26km

  • #10 The Black Cat: travelled 77.92km

  • #11 Faith W: travelled 77.18km

  • #12 UY SCUTI: travelled 76.74km

  • #13 Looloo: travelled 76.35km

  • #14 Lil: travelled 76.00km

  • #15 Captain round : travelled 75.03km

  • #16 Fly By Night: travelled 73.74km

  • #17 Sapling Class: travelled 73.54km

  • #18 Dave Bell: travelled 72.51km

  • #19 Ronnie R: travelled 72.16km

  • #20 Balloon: travelled 71.83km

Supporter Balloons (91)

  • Sian K joined the race on October 31, 2020, 9:28 AM

  • Jess K joined the race on October 31, 2020, 9:28 AM

  • Darcey M joined the race on October 31, 2020, 9:28 AM

  • Faith W joined the race on October 31, 2020, 9:28 AM

  • Aimee K joined the race on October 31, 2020, 9:28 AM

  • Can K joined the race on October 31, 2020, 9:28 AM

  • Bennyboy joined the race on October 31, 2020, 8:46 AM

  • Loulabell joined the race on October 31, 2020, 8:46 AM

  • Bobo joined the race on October 31, 2020, 8:46 AM

  • Delilah joined the race on October 31, 2020, 8:46 AM