Abbeydale Rotary and Inner Wheel are entering a May Day virtual balloon race to raise funds for Aquabox, Whirlow Farm Trust and Sheffield Young Carers. It is a virtual race run by ecoracing using computer algorithms to determine the balloons positions.
Our race launches at midday on 1st May 2023 from Chicago and lasts 7 days.
Balloons can be purchased for £3 and you can buy as many as you like. You can customise your balloon’s shape, colour andhelium content and then track your customised balloons throughout the 7 day race as it moves subject to real life weather conditions.
The race is open to other organisations as well as Abbeydale Rotary.( ecoracing provide prizes to the overall winners:
- 1st Prize – £100 Cash
- 2nd Prize – Amazon Alexa/echo Dot 4th Generation)
Additionally we will also be providing prizes and vouchers for the 3 winning balloons purchased in support of our Abbeydale causes. For example Whirlow Farm will provide a Whirlow hamper for the competition.
You can also purchase a balloon as a gift for friends and family. So here is what we want you to do. Go to Ecoracing – Virtual Balloon Race for Charity & Fundraising
- Buy balloons through our page on the link(only £3 each). https://ecoracing.co/cause/rotary-club-of-abbeydale-trust-fund2419/
- Decorate your balloon and choose what helium content and thickness may get your balloon to travel the furthest. This can be modified before the race.
- Watch the race start on 1st May at Midday.
- Login to track your balloons on their journey and see if any are in a winning position as many times as you want over the 7 days
Our fundraising target is £1500 to be divided by the 3 charities we are supporting.