27th Jan, 2021

Redditch Rotarians invite locals to take part in seven-day Christmas balloon race

Harry Leach 30th Nov, 2020 Updated: 1st Dec, 2020

REDDITCH Rotarians are inviting people to compete in a virtual balloon race for charity.

For £3 entry, participants can choose the shape, design and name of their balloon ready for Santa to ‘release’ them on Christmas Day from his village in Lapland.

Using clever weather technology from EcoRacing, locals will be able to track how far their balloon has travelled over the seven day race.

As well as raising cash for charities Molly Olly’s Wishes and the Public Access Defibrillator Project, there are a ton of prizes to be won.

This includes £500 for the winner of the race, an iPad for second place and ten book tokens to be shared.

The president of Redditch Kingfisher Rotary Club, Honor Keatley, said: “This year has been incredibly difficult for everyone.

“Rotary clubs have found that our usual ways of getting out in to the community, volunteering and running fundraising activities have simply had to stop because of the pandemic.

“The problems and the causes are still there though, so now we are thinking about how we can do things differently.”

The club, which has helped install a number of defibrillators in Redditch, joined forces with Knowle & Dorridge Rotorary Club to bring this event to fruition.

To take part in the virtual balloon race click HERE.

For further information about Molly Olly’s Wishes see http://www.mollyolly.co.uk

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