Virtual Balloon Race

Join us for our first virtual balloon race - a fun, interactive, educational and environmentally friendly event!

CONGRATULATIONS TO MIKE CARTHY - who finished 1st in our virtual balloon race.  His balloon travelled just over 312km.  Thank you to everyone who took part in the race.

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You've heard of balloon races, but did you know about virtual balloon races? They're a brilliant, environmentally friendly alternative, as well as being heaps of fun! And you can even customise and decorate your virtual balloons!

Our virtual balloon race will be launching from Mount Suswa in Kenya, at 12 noon on Saturday 14 November. Each virtual balloon will follow a simulated flight pattern based on live weather conditions in Kenya, such as wind speed and temperature. The race finishes at 12 noon the following Saturday, 21 November 2020. The balloon which travels the furthest in 7 days wins a Christmas hamper! 

Each balloon costs just £3 and you can buy as many as you like - it's fun for all ages, and as it's such a cool way to learn more about geography and meteorology it's great for teachers, parents and grandparents to do with children. Our aim is to sell 1,622 balloons – that's one for every person who will be diagnosed with lymphoma in the UK during November.


Taking part is so simple!

1. Buy your virtual balloons here.

2. Name and decorate your virtual balloon. Perhaps you could even name a balloon after each member of your family!

3. Track the progress of your virtual balloons online over the course of the race (tracking is available 30 minutes after the race has started) - if one of yours goes the furthest, you'll win a Christmas hamper!



Please enter all your balloons by 11:30am on Saturday 14 November at the latest to make sure all transactions go through smoothly before the race begins. 


Buy your balloons today!


Thank you so much for your support. With your help we can make sure no one has to face lymphoma alone.

Don't forget, if you have any questions, our fundraising team are here to help! Please email us at or call us on 01296 619419.