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Care for Children's Virtual Balloon Race

07 May 2015

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"Care for Children" is a charity working in Asia with a vision to see a million children moved from institutional care into loving families.  Our Parents' Association has supported them recently in our PA Ball.

Please see a message below from "Care for Children" - inviting schools and students from all over the world to join them in the Vitual Balloon Race, and how you can participate in this meaningful event to help more orphans in China.


"On Monday 8 June 2015 Care for Children will be launching a seven day virtual balloon race from the Great Wall of China and we very much hope that you and your school will take part in this unique fundraiser to help support Care for Children’s work in Asia.

How it works
Firstly, there are no real balloons - you purchase balloons online, customise balloons online and watch the race online!

You must purchase and enter your balloons into the race by 12:00 pm BST (British Summer Time) on Monday 8 June 2015.  Each balloon costs just £3 and you can buy more than one balloon to increase your chances of winning. Its a very affordable price for any student!

Then it’s quite simple.  We will release all the balloons from the Great Wall of China on Monday 8 June 2015 shortly after 12:00 pm BST.  The wind will blow, the rain will pour and over one week the balloons will fly or fall.

Throughout the race, the event system will cleverly track where each balloon would have flown to according to the Yahoo Weather for the week.  Will it fly far and wide or will it crash into the nearest hill? 

During the race, you can login to your account and see your balloons flying over Google Maps and compare how they are fairing against your competitors’.

There are three great prizes up for grabs for the three balloons that fly the furthest:
 1st place: Apple Store Gift Card (value £550)
2nd place: Apple Store Gift Card (value £300)
3rd place: Apple Store Gift Card (value £150)

Find out more 
To learn all about the Care for Children Virtual Balloon Race,  including how to buy balloons, please visit www.rabr.co/careforchildren.

On behalf of everyone at Care for Children, many thanks in advance for helping to support our work.

Kind regards 
Robert Glover, Executive Director, Care for Children"