Watlington Primary School PTA (Norfolk)


Welcome to Watlington Primary School’s FIRST EVER Virtual Balloon Race!

Our aim as Watlington Primary School PTA is to support the school by raising money to enhance, enrich and improve learning experiences for the children. Due to covid-19 our fundraising in the last Spring and Summer term was cancelled, and with no school discos, Christmas / Spring Fayres and other fundraising events being planned for this year, we are looking at how we can raise funds virtually to ensure that we can continue to provide the children with the school experience that they deserve.

We would love you to take part in our Christmas fundraiser! This Balloon race is VIRTUAL, so totally environmentally friendly and there is no risk to any wildlife!!!

We will be taking part in a national race, competing against each other and other schools and charities. Star Prizes for all causes joining the race are:
1st - £500
2nd – iPad
3rd – 10 x £10 book tokens.

In addition to the above prizes, Watlington PTA will also be awarding the following prizes - GUARANTEED to be won by those buying a balloon for Watlington, and all kindly donated from the following local businesses:
• Downham Tandoori - £30 gift voucher
• The Foldgate Inn, Stradsett - £30 gift voucher
• The Angel, Watlington – 2 main course Sunday Roasts
• The Christmas Shop www.christmasshopholt.co.uk - Hamper
• Emmie's Bakes and Events - £10 gift voucher
• Rodwells Chip Shop - £10 gift voucher
• T&M Butchers, Downham Market – 2lbs of butchers sausages
• Mister Sweets Tuck Shop - Christmas themed treats
• Maddie’s Sweet Treats - box of 9 flavoured donuts
• Sweets for All Seasons - Mixed sweetie bags
• Matrix Nail Shack - £20 nails voucher

Click on the BLUE bar below to buy as many balloons as you like. Each balloon costs £3.
You can name and customise every balloon you buy creating much excitement within your household as you track your balloons daily.
For added competition and excitement you can also alter your balloon’s parameters at any time before the start of the race to help increase your chances of winning.

Buy your balloons by Monday 30th November 2020.
The 7-day simulation race goes live at 12 midday on Tuesday 1st December 2020.
You can watch on Google maps as they all leave Harrods in Knightsbridge and fly to wherever the current weather conditions take them! The computer software uses current live weather data to determine the progress of each virtual balloon.

There is no limit to the amount of balloons which you buy; the more you purchase the greater your chances of winning one of the fantastic prizes, and every balloon you buy will make a difference to the profit which Watlington Primary School’s PTA makes from the race.

Whilst we fully appreciate and understand that this is a very difficult time for many, we do hope you will join in to help us.

If you could share this event with your family and friends, we would really appreciate it.

Thank you for your support!

Our fundraising target is: £500

Gross monies raised so far: £606

Supporters so far: 85

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