Virtual balloon festive fun raises money for carers

13th January 21

Virtual balloon racing festive fun was had on Christmas Day, in aid of supporting carers looking after a family member or friend.

With each balloon 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 that we will be able to offer more carers the practical and emotional support they need, particularly facing tough times due to the pandemic.


With many creative balloons flying, the race ran using live weather data to determine the progress of each balloon, flying many different ranges.

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:

Find out more ways you can support carers and donate here: