Denby Dale and District Rotary Club

A personal message from Mr S Claus of Lapland....

As I'm sure you can appreciate, December can be a pretty busy month for me. Every year I look forward to a well-earned rest on Christmas Day, snoozing by a roaring fire with Mrs Claus, Rudolph and my team of Elves.

But not this year.

Those nice people from Denby Dale & District Rotary Club have been in touch and asked me to stay awake to launch a special balloon race at 9am on Christmas day which will raise funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research, Dementia UK and other charities and organisations. This is part of a bigger race run by the lovely people at Ecoracing - so people supporting other charities will be in the same race.

They tell me that the environmentally friendly, online event will take place over 7 days and is a perfect opportunity for you to give a very different Xmas present while helping some extremely well-deserving causes.

It's really easy for you to buy a balloon for yourself or someone special in your life and I know that your children and grandchildren would love one – believe me, I'm an expert when it comes to gifts!

The clever Rotarians have made it possible for you to customise your balloon with a name, short message and even choose your own colour – I'm rather fond of red.

What's more, you can check the progress of your balloons at any time during the race. I'll definitely be checking on mine to make sure I beat Mrs Claus!

Buy everyone in the family a balloon and have your very own competition too. If you're lucky enough to have one of the top three balloons that fly the furthest, then you'll receive an extra-special Christmas gift.

1st place - £500.00

2nd place – An iPad

10 Runners Up Prizes – Book Tokens

All this for just £3.00 each balloon. That's a bigger bargain than the 20 tons of Reindeer feed I've just picked up online.

Best wishes

Santa C

PS – Go on, buy a few balloons for the people you love. I'm still putting my list together and so be nice!!

Our fundraising target is: £2000

Gross monies raised so far: £1152

Supporters so far: 85

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Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 Patty Filous: travelled 482.33km FINISHED

  • #2 Emma is a star: travelled 480.73km FINISHED

  • #3 Bombers no5: travelled 437.25km FINISHED

  • #4 Dadalorian: travelled 365.47km FINISHED

  • #5 JCB : travelled 357.61km FINISHED

  • #6 CMB: travelled 348.91km FINISHED

  • #7 Jaxon: travelled 344.51km FINISHED

  • #8 Sue: travelled 339.88km FINISHED

  • #9 JSB: travelled 335.54km FINISHED

  • #10 ANB: travelled 334.77km FINISHED

  • #11 KOBE: travelled 331.60km FINISHED

  • #12 Flying high: travelled 326.25km FINISHED

  • #13 Bombers no3: travelled 325.42km FINISHED

  • #14 Mighty Mo: travelled 323.24km FINISHED

  • #15 Martha G : travelled 323.13km FINISHED

  • #16 Mason jebb: travelled 320.71km FINISHED

  • #17 Mr Brush: travelled 315.91km FINISHED

  • #18 Three Fiends: travelled 314.05km FINISHED

  • #19 Jacob: travelled 314.04km FINISHED

  • #20 FJB: travelled 313.97km FINISHED

Supporter Balloons (384)

  • Patty Filous joined the race on December 24, 2020, 4:20 PM

  • JULIE BROWN joined the race on December 24, 2020, 12:30 PM

  • Kate joined the race on December 24, 2020, 10:57 AM

  • munro joined the race on December 24, 2020, 10:57 AM

  • Theo1 joined the race on December 24, 2020, 10:56 AM

  • Wilbur joined the race on December 24, 2020, 10:56 AM

  • Munro81 joined the race on December 24, 2020, 10:55 AM

  • STEVIE D joined the race on December 23, 2020, 9:14 PM

  • GILLY D joined the race on December 23, 2020, 9:14 PM

  • Redrum joined the race on December 23, 2020, 6:28 PM