Southport’s Queenscourt Hospice Virtual Balloon Race 

Be part of Southport’s first ever Virtual Balloon race in aid of Queenscourt Hospice by buying your balloon online today!

The winning balloon will win an Apple I Pad Mini 2 with a second prize of £100 cash and a third prize of £50 cash.

The computerised balloons will be sent on their way on a seven-day race which starts on Monday 27th June and finishes on Monday 4th July, but the path each balloon takes will depend on the actual weather conditions during race week.

To increase the chance of flying further or for longer, all the balloons can be personalised on line by choosing the size, shape and even the thickness of the rubber, with prizes for the balloons that travel the furthest.

Each virtual balloon costs just £3. Players need to go online where they can choose a balloon, decorate it and even add a message. They can then track its progress to find out their position in the race.

This race is 100% eco-friendly… everything is real except the balloons.

Join in the fun to support Queenscourt Hospice and buy your balloon today at


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