Christmas virtual balloon race

TrophyCongratulations to Caring Together’s first festive virtual balloon race winner, Stephanie, who is employed by Maxine Lester Lettings and Property Management.

Maxine Lester Lettings and Property Management have had us as their charity of the year and who partnered with us for the successful Christmas Hamper appeal.

The virtual balloon racing festive fun launched on Christmas Day, in aid of supporting carers looking after a family member or friend.

Stephanie said she is “delighted” she won with her winning balloon travelling the distance of 448.297 km and that her other balloon came seventh! She has kindly asked that the £25 gift voucher is given to someone in need which will go towards supporting a carer in need in the local community.

See below for the full results.

With many creative balloons flying, the virtual race ran using live weather data to determine the progress of each balloon, flying many different ranges. With the balloons sold, we have raised over £700. This will go towards supporting carers looking after a family member or friend in communities across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. This means we will be able to offer more carers the advice, practical and emotional support they need, particularly when facing tough times due to the pandemic.

Nicky Newton, Caring Together fundraising manager said: “This was the first time we had held a virtual balloon race and it was great to see so many people taking part.  We are thrilled by the fundraising total and we will be announcing the winner very shortly.  Thank you to everyone who took part and supported carers this Christmas.”

Miriam Martin, Caring Together chief executive said: “We know that the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions have had a huge impact on people looking after a family member or friend. It is all the more important that we are able to give them support they need at this time. Thank you to everyone who bought a balloon and donated.”

If you have bought a balloon, you can check your score here: https://ecoracing.co/user/page/741

Find out more ways you can support carers and donate here: caringtogether.org/help-us-help-others

All balloon results:

Position Distance travelled (km) Balloon name Owner
1 448.30 Stephanie Stephanie
2 376.00 Candy cane 10 Miriam
3 368.90 SAM Steve
4 349.92 GRACE Steve
5 328.44 Evie Donna
6 327.65 Brown girl in the ring Judith
7 326.32 Stephanie Stephanie
8 325.38 Caring Is Sharing Love Mark
9 324.55 Candy cane 3 Miriam
10 319.57 Isla Wren Hannah
11 317.44 Megans balloon Megan
12 313.60 NBTRFTR Laura
13 311.94 Still Game Mark
14 310.41 Heidi Isabella Beverley
15 310.37 Matt Sue
16 310.03 Dudes Ride Lambrettas Vicky
17 309.85 Candy cane 6 Miriam
18 309.85 Xx Paul and Vicky xX Vicky
19 309.51 Christmas time Leanne
20 308.20 We salute you Samantha
21 308.02 Aunty Vix is the best Vicky
22 308.01 Laura balloon v4 Laura
23 307.73 Jays Balloon Jay
24 306.57 HUGH Steve
25 302.63 Bry’s balloon Bryony
26 297.66 Balloon Stuart
27 294.01 Balloon Robert
28 293.06 Balloon Jennifer
29 292.06 ALICE Steve
30 290.03 Balloon Jennifer
31 287.71 Alpujarra hot air Nick
32 287.67 Leahhhh x Leah
33 286.40 DEMMI Abbie
34 283.50 Balloon Stuart
35 283.31 Sybil Rose Hannah
36 282.13 Balloon Jennifer
37 282.10 Edytas Balloon Edyta
38 281.78 Balloon Jennifer
39 281.50 Balloon Sally
40 281.23 Balloon Jo
41 281.14 Charlotte Bab Lewis
42 281.00 Balloon Arda
43 280.86 Balloon Robert
44 280.81 Magical Chantelle
45 280.63 Apollo 18 Joe
46 279.30 Winning together Hannah
47 278.32 Balloon Jennifer
48 277.42 Balloon Jennifer
49 275.36 Joy and love Sara
50 275.16 Balloon Helen
51 274.18 THE SMITHS Russell
52 273.89 Balloon Jennifer
53 273.63 Gofurther Gill
54 272.89 Evies Balloon Edyta
55 272.35 Balloon Robert
56 271.47 Balloon Robert
57 270.29 Hannah Hannah
58 270.23 Balloon Stuart
59 269.65 MAx 2 Maxine
60 268.66 Catch me if you can Laura
61 263.65 aliboo 1 Alison
62 259.29 ALFIE Steve
63 255.56 Lenna James
64 253.57 Kobi Melanie
65 251.38 Balloon Jennifer
66 250.60 Toby Goddard Russell
67 250.48 Edwal123 Edward
68 249.97 Max 1 Maxine
69 248.81 Balloon Arda
70 247.80 Candy cane 7 Miriam
71 246.66 carols balloon Nicky
72 243.14 Port Vale Steve
73 238.24 Shine Bright Abbie
74 238.08 Bound to pop Laura
75 236.77 Balloon Stuart
76 236.32 Balloon Jennifer
77 235.62 Balloon Jennifer
78 233.50 Balloon Stuart
79 230.23 Balloon Sally
80 229.45 Gonks Rule Vicky
81 226.51 Balloon Jennifer
82 226.06 Balloon Sally
83 225.78 Chloe HAZEL
84 225.70 Balloon Emma
85 225.59 Lauras Star Laura
86 224.79 Balloon Jennifer
87 223.16 Christmas crackered Lynn
88 222.79 Balloon Matthew
89 222.10 Balloon Robert
90 221.07 Lottie Samantha
91 220.75 Starry night Su
92 220.35 Candy cane Miriam
93 219.92 Ivy Goddard Russell
94 218.83 Pip Ayper
95 218.71 NEDS WINNER Andy
96 218.69 Allie Up Allie
97 218.67 Balloon Sally
98 217.79 Ivy and Toby Russell
99 217.55 Balloon Robert
100 217.46 Balloon Jennifer
101 217.31 Balloon Emma
102 216.40 LexiLoo Rebecca
103 216.33 Tweedle dee Chantelle
104 216.27 Balloon Stuart
105 215.65 LOIS THE WINNER Andy
106 215.60 Balloon Claire
107 215.52 Balloon Jennifer
108 215.24 Balloon Emma
109 214.46 Time to fly Alexander
110 214.14 Christmas Kat Katherine
111 214.14 Margaret Margaret
112 213.98 Jocks away Bill
113 213.65 Balloon Jennifer
114 213.50 Lynn Margaret
115 213.39 Balloon Jennifer
116 212.76 Balloon Robert
117 212.56 Balloon Jennifer
118 211.06 Gofar Gill
119 209.97 Candy cane 9 Miriam
120 209.88 Balloon Jo
121 207.98 Wanderlust Elizabeth
122 207.54 Balloon Jennifer
123 205.76 Balloon Stuart
124 205.46 Balloon Arda
125 205.42 LOTTIE Steve
126 204.58 Balloon Stuart
127 204.12 Christmas balloon Laura
128 204.04 Lets go Alexander
129 203.81 Balloon Stuart
130 202.90 Balloon Jennifer
131 201.35 Balloon Jennifer
132 200.99 The Tevlinator Clare
133 200.37 P Muny Beverley
134 200.20 carols balloon 2 Nicky
135 200.02 Balloon Stuart
136 199.71 Balloon Jennifer
137 199.46 The Flying Husky Margaret
138 199.01 Balloon Helen
139 199.01 Balloon Bridget
140 198.69 senor globo Esma
141 198.44 Balloon Robert
142 198.23 Balloon Jennifer
143 197.75 Patch Natasha
144 197.11 EJ Ellie
145 195.40 Geoffs balloon Nicky
146 194.80 Balloon Robert
147 194.32 Lois Steve
148 194.25 MUMMYS CHAMPION Andy
149 194.19 Balloon Arda
150 194.02 Angies Balloon Edyta
151 193.17 Johns balloon 2 Nicky
152 193.09 Evelyn Hazel
153 192.76 Logi Chantelle
154 192.71 Balloontastic Ruth
155 192.46 Bosslady Chantelle
156 189.91 Plumb Kids Cheryl
157 189.90 Balloon Jennifer
158 189.73 Balloon Arda
159 189.36 Tinkerbell Chantelle
160 187.90 Matthews low and slow Matthew
161 187.50 Purple Star Beverley
162 186.87 Balloon Robert
163 186.13 Bellas Balloon Edyta
164 185.01 Balloon Emma
165 179.20 Bex Rebecca
166 178.37 Florence Hazel
167 174.07 Balloon Sally
168 173.46 Frankies Flyer Matt
169 172.45 JenGaz Jenna
170 171.07 Upsy Daisy Helen
171 170.77 Balloon Jean
172 170.39 Charliechristmas David
173 169.67 Up and Away Dawn
174 168.83 The Patchington Katie
175 168.80 Balloon Jennifer
176 168.76 Leckies Jayne
177 163.21 Awareness Tony
178 160.49 Lucky Alithia
179 156.14 Rudolphs Red Nose Margaret
180 151.03 Christmas winner Elizabeth
181 150.52 Balloon Jennifer
182 150.19 Valerie Seaside Frances
183 148.31 Fairy xxx Chantelle
184 146.09 James Lucy
185 142.98 Candy cane 4 Miriam
186 141.89 Lewis Lisa
187 137.27 National Elf matt
188 136.93 Rhona Margaret
189 125.13 Benwaymont Ben
190 124.39 nicky Nicky
191 123.78 SD Babes Dan
192 118.98 ZAC Steve
193 118.57 Curls 83 Carolyn
194 117.65 senora globo Esma
195 113.67 Racing Rudolph Sarah
196 111.77 Yogi Debra Debra
197 110.40 Alfwal123 Edward
198 106.49 Balloon Jade
199 105.33 THE FLOOR IS LAVA Dan
200 103.64 Dumbo Leanne
201 102.99 Balloon Tina
202 100.61 COYSGJ Jenna
203 99.32 Georgia Lisa
204 98.03 Candy cane 9 Miriam
205 96.07 MILLIE Steve
206 94.71 Balloon niamh
207 94.69 Matthews high flyer Matthew
208 91.61 Sam Eshergederedergooda Matt
209 91.42 The Wanderer Elizabeth
210 90.73 Griz Xmas Pud Margaret
211 90.32 Pad 4 Bry Alex
212 87.47 Lucy Lucy
213 86.67 Balloon boy Peter
214 86.16 Alba 2020 Carolyn
215 82.10 Candy cane2 Miriam
216 82.00 OLGA HANNAH Frances
217 81.88 Nanny Jax Jackie
218 81.66 Ellie Hazel
219 79.35 Sarah Sarah
220 78.01 Merry Christmas Nick
221 77.96 Reach for the stars Alithia
222 77.67 Sherri Sherri
223 75.18 Madeleine Matt
224 71.22 BaldyBloke Ian
225 65.53 Smalf oo Joanne
226 64.26 Iris Donna
227 56.68 Up Up Away Chuck
228 55.72 Tinkerbelle Leanne
229 52.12 Balloon Jade
230 52.02 ZARA Steve
231 51.96 Pipsqueak John
232 49.15 Sara reach for the sky Sara
233 41.64 The Winning Balloon Dan
234 38.66 Floaty McFloatface Alex
235 38.49 Scotia lass Liz
236 37.77 The Smith Crew Kate
237 29.69 mistiemoo Alison
238 21.76 The Holbs Family Suzannah
239 20.29 Hannah C Hannah
240 17.42 WINSTON Andy
241 15.28 Sarah Sarah
242 14.99 Lauras weird balloon Laura
243 14.95 Alamo Moira
244 6.50 Rose C Frances
245 1.70 Candy cane 5 Miriam
246 0.39 Johns balloon Nicky