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2 June

Virtual Balloon Race 2022

Buy a virtual balloon to take part in this 100% eco-friendly balloon race and all proceeds will go to Wessex Cancer Trust, so we can continue to provide support for local people affected by cancer.

Wessex Cancer Trust’s virtual balloon race will take place in June, coinciding with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! The virtual balloon race is a simulation of a balloon flight, where everything is real, except the balloon. This means there is no harm to wildlife, no plastic pollution and no litter, but the stakes are still high!

The race will run for 7 days, starting at Westminster Abbey, on 2 June 2022. EcoRacing software uses live weather data and complex mathematical and physics algorithms to determine the progress of each balloon.

One balloon costs £4, and there is no limit on how many balloons each person can buy. Your balloon is fully customizable including colour, text and technicalities of your balloon including helium content, rubber thickness and shape. Remember, all of these choices will affect your balloon’s altitude and speed as well as its vulnerability to popping, so choose wisely! Throughout the duration of the race you can track your balloon 24/7 on Google satellites and maps.

Prizes for the winning balloons include:

  • – £500 cash
  • – Amazon Alexa / Echo Dot 4th Generation!
  • – 10 lucky winners will get £10 book tokens

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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2 June
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Eco Race
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Westminster Abbey
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