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Virtual Balloon Race by Abbeydale Rotary


Abbeydale Rotary are holding a Virtual Balloon Race in support of Whirlow as well as two other local charities

We are delighted to be supported by Abbeydale Rotary along with Aquabox and Sheffield Young Carers through their Virtual Ballon Race. 

It is a virtual race run by Ecoracing using computer algorithms to determine the balloons positions. The race launches at midday on 1st May 2023 from Chicago and lasts 7 days. Balloons can be purchased for £3, and you can buy as many as you like. You can customise your balloon's shape, colour and helium content and then track your customised balloons throughout the 7 day race as it moves subject to real life weather conditions. The race is open to other organisations as well as Abbeydale Rotary. (Ecoracing provide prizes to the overall winners:

1st Prize - £100 Cash

2nd Prize - Amazon Alexa/echo Dot 4th Generation)

Additionally, Abbeydale Rotary will also be providing prizes and vouchers for the 3 winning balloons purchased in support of our Abbeydale causes. For example, Whirlow will provide a Whirlow hamper for the competition.

You can also purchase a balloon as a gift for friends and family. So here is what we want you to do:

1. Buy balloons through our page on the link (only £3 each)

2. Register/login

3. Decorate your balloon and choose what helium content and thickness may get your balloon to travel the furthest. This can be modified before the race.

4. Watch the race start on 1st May at Midday.

5. Login to track your balloons on their journey and see if any are in a winning position as many times as you want over the 7 days Our fundraising target is £1500 to be divided by the 3 charities we are supporting.

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