FRIENDS OF ETON END FESTIVE BALLOON RACE


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

BALLOONS SET OFF FROM HARRODS DEPARTMENT STORE, LONDON ON MONDAY 1st DECEMBER. THE RACE IS FOR 7 DAYS AND THE BALLOON THAT TRAVELS THE FURTHEST WINS!


There are some National Star Prizes (for the balloons that fly the furthest including £500 cash, Apple ipad and Book Tokens for all charities and businesses joining this race). We have also added our own School prizes for the 3 balloons that travel the furthest from the ones purchased by our school community.
* 1st: £100 cash prize
* 2nd: Hotel Chocolat Hamper
* 3rd: £10 Gift Voucher


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

Setting off from the Christmas Lights at Harrods 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.

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 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 Summer Fayre and other fundraising events, and will probably have to cancel all of our usual fundraising activities for even longer. These events help to raise needed funds to support varied projects at the school, specifically supplies for The Friend’s Hive Outdoor Learning Project, with the primary goal of enhancing 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.

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.

HOUSE COMPETITION
DON’T FORGET TO CUSTOMISE YOUR BALLOON AND PLEASE ADD YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL HOUSE TO THE POSTCODE BOX WHEN YOU PAY. EVERY BALLOON SOLD EARNS A POINT FOR THE HOUSE TOWARDS THE HOUSE BALLOON COMPETITION, SO TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TOO!

Our fundraising target is: £500

Gross monies raised so far: £570

Supporters so far: 57

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  • Fly High joined the race on November 29, 2020, 9:48 PM

  • Lianas joined the race on November 29, 2020, 9:48 PM

  • GGs Mighty Megastar joined the race on November 29, 2020, 9:48 PM

  • Naya Dholiwar joined the race on November 29, 2020, 8:45 PM

  • Super Dhol joined the race on November 29, 2020, 8:45 PM

  • Mummy Dhol joined the race on November 29, 2020, 8:45 PM

  • Saina Kohli joined the race on November 29, 2020, 7:51 PM

  • SAINA KOHLI oak joined the race on November 29, 2020, 7:50 PM

  • Saina Kohli Etonend joined the race on November 29, 2020, 7:45 PM

  • Sienna GP joined the race on November 29, 2020, 6:51 PM