PLATT C of E Primary School PTA


Welcome to our first virtual balloon race!

We have been unable to hold our usual events due to the global pandemic this year, so we have gone virtual. It also allows you to take part from the comfort of your own home!

Our aim is to raise valuable funds for the school to enhance the children’s experience. Recently we have been able to contribute glockenspiels for the children’s pleasure - we thank you a lot for your support. We now look forward to raising enough money for the purchase of iPads for the children to use in school. Whether you have children at the school or you are part of the wider community - your support for them and to us is invaluable. Thank you.....

The Detail:
You can buy a virtual balloon for just £3, 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 on Satellites once launched. You can buy as many balloons as you like to increase your chances of winning or gift them to friends and family! Be sure to give your balloon(s) a NAME to make it easier to track.

Setting off from Harrods, the balloons fly over 7 days in a computer simulated race where everything is real apart from the balloon! The direction and distance the balloons fly is based completely on the way your customise your balloon, and the weather during the week.

The winner of the race is the person who has flown the furthest in ANY direction. National Star Prizes (from all charities joining this race):
* 1st: £500 cash prize
* 2nd: iPad
* 3rd : 10 book tokens worth £10 each

There will also be EXCLUSIVE prizes for our Platt C of E furthest flying Balloon, as well as a prize draw on the launch day (1st December).

Please share with as many friends and family as you can. We thank you for your ongoing support for our school fundraising as we all continue to navigate through this tough period.

Our fundraising target is: £400

Gross monies raised so far: £339

Supporters so far: 38

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  • Mighty Matthew joined the race on November 29, 2020, 7:52 PM

  • Old Bird joined the race on November 29, 2020, 7:52 PM

  • Seb Superstar joined the race on November 29, 2020, 7:40 PM

  • Elliot Strong Man joined the race on November 29, 2020, 7:40 PM

  • JR Hannah joined the race on November 29, 2020, 6:45 PM

  • Junior Pippa joined the race on November 29, 2020, 6:45 PM

  • Balloon joined the race on November 29, 2020, 6:45 PM

  • Balloon joined the race on November 29, 2020, 6:45 PM

  • Liz G joined the race on November 29, 2020, 4:59 PM

  • Daddy Galbraith joined the race on November 29, 2020, 4:59 PM