Mere Brow Primary School


Mere Brow CE Primary School

Welcome to Mere Brow Primary School’s first ever Virtual Balloon Race – we’d love you to take part in our Autumn fundraiser. This is virtual, so totally environmentally friendly and there is no risk to wildlife!

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

There will be a separate prize for the Mere Brow Balloon which travels the furthest.

Each balloon costs just £3 and you can buy as many balloons as you like to increase your chance of winning. Every balloon will really make a difference.

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 balloon’s 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.

You can buy a virtual balloon for just £3 and 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 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 sadly had to cancel our Easter fundraising event, and will probably have to cancel all of our face to face fundraising events for quite some time. These events help to raise needed funds to support varied projects and enhance the children’s experience at school.

While we fully appreciate and understand that this is a very difficult time for many, we are hoping that some of you may enjoy taking part in this fun event from the comfort of your own home and helping us to recoup some of the funds that the school will have lost out on this year.

Please do share our virtual balloon race with as many friends and family members as 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: £300

Gross monies raised so far: £267

Supporters so far: 33

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Supporter Balloons (89)

  • Lizzies Nana Grandad joined the race on October 24, 2020, 5:07 PM

  • Team GB joined the race on October 21, 2020, 7:59 PM

  • Ben and Aimee joined the race on October 21, 2020, 7:33 PM

  • Edgar J joined the race on October 21, 2020, 8:41 AM

  • puggy potter joined the race on October 19, 2020, 7:22 PM

  • SAB joined the race on October 19, 2020, 7:22 PM

  • SDB joined the race on October 19, 2020, 7:22 PM

  • Chubby joined the race on October 19, 2020, 7:22 PM

  • Amy joined the race on October 17, 2020, 7:16 PM

  • Malc YeseviL joined the race on October 17, 2020, 4:33 PM