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Up, Up and away for balloon fundraiser
4:46pm Monday 28th October 2013 in News
An unusual balloon race is set for lift-off to raise funds for an Army charity.
There will be no bangs or bursts, just the gentle click of computer keys as the virtual balloons are ‘released’ on November 5 from the Houses of Parliament.
The environmentally-friendly event. which will leave no bits of balloon strewn across the countryside, is being run by the soldiers charity ABF based at Catterick Garrison.
North-East and Yorkshire Regional Director Major Barney Barnbrook said: “It’s a computer generated balloon race affected by real-time meteorological data.
The winning balloon is the one that travels furthest in the seven-day race Balloons can be personalized and then monitored via the website.”
Balloons costing £3 can be bought online at http://abftsc.rentaballoonrace.com/admin/index.php?r=site/index
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