Lindow Primary PTA


Welcome to Lindow Community Primary School’s first ever Virtual Balloon Race – we’d love you to take part in our Christmas Shopping Race to help raise funds for School. This is virtual, so totally environmentally friendly and there is no risk to wildlife!!!

Due to Covid-19 we have sadly had to cancel most of our usual events and activities that the children (and adults) normally look forward to, but over the last few weeks the PTA committee and wider PTA group have been looking at what events and activities we can provide to help still give some festive cheer to all our Lindow families, as well as try and raise some funds towards our main goal of providing improved external power and sound system.
While we fully appreciate and understand that this is an exceedingly difficult time for many, we are hoping that the children and yourselves will enjoy taking part in our virtual balloon race from the comfort of your own home.

What is the race all about?
Launching at 12noon on Tuesday 1st December from Harrods, the race will last seven days - 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.
The race is National so you will see balloons from other schools and charities, but we have some fabulous prices!!!

What are the prizes?
National star prizes provided by Ecoracings (for the balloons that fly the furthest, from all charities joining this race):
• 1st: £500 cash prize
• 2nd: iPad
• 3rd 10 x £10 book tokens

For the top 3 Lindow Balloons who fly the furthest there will also be:
• 1st Lindow place - Amazon Kindle
• 2nd Lindow place - £30 Amazon voucher
• 3rd Lindow place - £15 Amazon voucher

How do I join in?
Each balloon costs just £3 and you can buy as many balloons as you want to help us continue to raise funds in this extraordinary year. To buy your balloon/s click on the button below!

• You can give your balloon/s a name, decide on its 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.

Please do share our virtual balloon race with as many friends and family members that you can (you can even gift balloons!).

Our fundraising target is: £300

Gross monies raised so far: £651

Supporters so far: 69

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Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 Joe: travelled 29.74km

  • #2 Nichola: travelled 28.84km

  • #3 LIBBY: travelled 28.32km

  • #4 Rosie: travelled 27.91km

  • #5 Lydia: travelled 27.61km

  • #6 Mack 8: travelled 27.27km

  • #7 Jack: travelled 25.75km

  • #8 Darcey: travelled 24.53km

  • #9 Balloon: travelled 24.30km

  • #10 Bunny: travelled 24.29km

  • #11 Katy R: travelled 24.14km

  • #12 Colin: travelled 23.74km

  • #13 Balloon: travelled 23.73km

  • #14 Tom B: travelled 23.54km

  • #15 Balloon: travelled 23.40km

  • #16 Bella Culligan : travelled 23.11km

  • #17 Izzybells: travelled 23.00km

  • #18 Fleur the Flamingo: travelled 22.81km

  • #19 Ruby: travelled 22.78km

  • #20 Balloon: travelled 22.23km

Supporter Balloons (217)

  • Lucy Fernie joined the race on December 1, 2020, 10:13 AM

  • Clodagh Sparling joined the race on December 1, 2020, 10:08 AM

  • Alfie Craig joined the race on December 1, 2020, 9:40 AM

  • Erin Craig joined the race on December 1, 2020, 9:38 AM

  • Orla Craig joined the race on December 1, 2020, 9:35 AM

  • Jax 1 joined the race on December 1, 2020, 9:07 AM

  • Jax 2 joined the race on December 1, 2020, 9:07 AM

  • Jax 3 joined the race on December 1, 2020, 9:07 AM

  • AJROB joined the race on December 1, 2020, 8:42 AM

  • DJROB joined the race on December 1, 2020, 8:42 AM