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14 February

Virtual Balloon Race 2021

Wessex Cancer Trust’s virtual balloon race will take place in February to launch our 40th Birthday!

The race will run for 7 days, starting at the Eiffel Tower, Paris, on 14 February.

A virtual balloon race is a 100% eco-friendly simulation of a balloon flight. The use of live weather data and complex mathematical and physics algorithms will simulate how your balloon will fly.

Each balloon costs £3, with no purchase limit. Your balloon is fully customizable including colour, text and technicalities of your balloon including helium content, rubber thickness and shape. All of these choices will determine your balloon’s altitude and speed as well as its vulnerability to popping. Throughout the duration of the race you can track your balloon 24/7 on Google satellites and maps.

Prizes for the winning balloons include

Flight round the Isle of Wight with Sandown Airport (weather and covid-19 permitting)

£500 Cash
Apple iPad
10 lucky winners of £10 book token

If you have any questions, please do get in touch with our fundraising team by calling 023 8067 2200 or emailing us at fundraising@wessexcancer.org.uk

To buy a balloon please visit:
Eco Racing


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