Join Roundabout's virtual balloon race this Easter

Posted by: Claudia Downs
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Up, up and away! Get ready for an Easter virtual balloon race to lift the spirits!

Roundabout’s fundraising and events programme has been affected by Coronavirus. so they’re encouraging you to join a special Easter holiday family fun event – without having to leave the safety of your home.


Local youth homelessness charity Roundabout are encouraging supporters to purchase a virtual balloon for just £3, which will fly around the world and can be tracked on real time global map when the race launches on Easter Sunday.  There is no impact on the environment as all balloons are virtual, and those who purchase a balloon are in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes!


You can also gift a balloon, so if you know of anyone who has a birthday coming up, you can buy them an eco-balloon that they can track. We’re also encouraging people to purchase them for friends and family as an alternative to giving Easter Eggs, ready for the launch on Easter Sunday (April 12th).


The Details:

Balloons are available to purchase online until Saturday 11th April. Once they are launched on Sunday 12th, you can follow your balloon for seven days on the website, using Google Maps. The balloons will all start in Jerusalem, but each one is subject to a simulated flight pattern based on the actual weather conditions such as the wind speed and current temperature. Who knows where your balloon will end up?


Prizes for the Easter Race (across multiple charities), include £500 Cash, an Apple iPad, and 10 winners of £10 Book Tokens.


Plus if lots of balloons for Roundabout are sold, there will be additional prizes up for grabs…


Sales in excess of 500 balloons – £50 for furthest balloon flight

Sales in excess of 1000 balloons – £100 for furthest balloon flight

Sales in excess of 10,000 balloons – £1000 for furthest balloon flight


Roundabout are a youth homelessness charity based in Sheffield, who support over 250 young people every day by providing shelter, support and life skills.


To purchase a balloon on Roundabout's website, click here.

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