Welcome to the Abercorn School's first ever Virtual Balloon Race, organised by the Friends of Abercorn! This fundraising event is virtual, so environmentally responsible with no risk to wildlife!

National Star Prizes for the balloons that fly the furthest (from all organisations joining this race):
* 1st: £500 cash prize
* 2nd: iPad
* 10 x £10 book tokens

There will also be a £40 voucher to Pizza Express (Abbey Road location) awarded to the Friends of Abercorn participant whose balloon travels the furthest!

Setting off from Dracula's castle, it's a seven-day computer simulation race where everything is real except the balloon. The direction and distance the balloons fly is based completely on the way you customise your balloon, and the weather during the week. Other hazards can also affect your balloons flight such as low flying geese if your balloon doesn't have enough helium! The winner of the race is the balloon that’s flown the furthest in ANY direction.

Each balloon costs just £3 and you can buy as many balloons as you want to increase your chances of winning! £2.35 from every balloon sold supports the Friends of Abercorn.

You can give your virtual balloon 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 on Google Maps and Satellites once launched. You can alter your balloon’s parameters at any time to increase your chance of winning.

Due to Covid-19 we won't be holding in-person events, but hope you all enjoy this virtual balloon race.

Please do share our virtual balloon race with as many friends and family members that you can (you can even gift balloons!) and we thank you all for your ongoing support for our school fundraising as we all continue to navigate through this tough period.

Our fundraising target is: £500

Gross monies raised so far: £15

Supporters so far: 2

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Supporter Balloons (5)

  • Federico joined the race on October 21, 2020, 1:51 PM

  • Filippo joined the race on October 21, 2020, 1:51 PM

  • Balloon joined the race on October 19, 2020, 9:02 PM

  • Balloon joined the race on October 19, 2020, 9:02 PM

  • Balloon joined the race on October 19, 2020, 9:02 PM