Charity Events

Dee Valley balloon festival resurrected for charity

Filed under: Charity Events — Posted by: Mark Smith on August 25, 2016

The Wales International Balloon Festival will be taking place on 17th and 18th September, following (more…)

Hot air balloon flight is top prize at fundraiser

Filed under: Charity Events — Posted by: Susan on April 15, 2016

A fundraiser being organised in York is offering a hot air balloon flight as one of the many (more…)

Hot air balloon is focus of Leicester charity event

Filed under: Charity Events — Posted by: Barry on April 8, 2016

Local business people in Leicester will be teaming up during May to raise money for (more…)

New world record attempt by trapeze artist 10,000ft in air

Filed under: Charity Events — Posted by: Susan on March 8, 2016

Anna Cochrane, a Pilates instructor from New Zealand attempted to break a world record for performing the highest trapeze act, all while being hung beneath (more…)

Paralysed man takes part in balloon fundraiser

Filed under: Charity Events — Posted by: Susan on November 20, 2015

A man who was paralysed from the waist down at the age of 21 years old recently used his hot air balloon to raise money for (more…)

Thrilling wing walk undertaken by retired soldier

Filed under: Charity Events — Posted by: Susan on October 23, 2015

Having experienced hot air balloon flights in the past, a retired grenadier has raised money for two charities with a wing walk.

Colin Francis had gained experience of being in the air from (more…)

Wellingborough Balloon Festival attended by thousands

Filed under: Charity Events — Posted by: Susan on September 11, 2015

The first ever Wellingborough Balloon Festival (WBF) was recently held over a weekend, attracting a crowd of thousands.

On the Saturday evening of the festival, several hot air balloons flew over Northamptonshire, with a few of them landing in Kettering. Steph Roberts was in charge of communications for the WBF, and said:

“We are absolutely delighted with the great feedback that has been sent in, alongside the many photographs and video footage.”

Ms. Roberts has said that the event will be held in 2016. She has requested feedback from those who attended the festival so that the organisers can improve on what was on offer this year, and in doing so, expressed her gratitude to the pilots who took charge of the balloons.

After the flight on Saturday, there was another one on Sunday. However, on this occasion only six balloons participated. This trip started with the balloons heading above Kingsthorpe and Overstone, and following a trip over Northampton, they landed in the vicinity of a canal at Bugbroke.

The weather was not perfect for flying. As a result, Ms. Roberts has said that it was fortunate that so much activity took place. Event organiser Richard Garvie has stressed how positive the feedback from the first day of the event was.

A charity called Chelsea’s Angels managed to raise money from the event. As well as getting over £300, the charity boosted awareness of their work in relation to childhood cancers. Michelle Tomkins from the organisation used social media to highlight what had been achieved.

Beaconsfield Country Fayre succeeds despite rain

Filed under: Charity Events — Posted by: Barry on September 4, 2015

An event in Beaconsfield has entertained residents despite some inclement weather.

The event included a wide range of activities, including a raffle. A hot air balloon ride was (more…)

Cancer survivor to take balloon ride for charity

Filed under: Charity Events — Posted by: Susan on May 18, 2015

A woman who has been successfully treated for a brain tumour is to raise funds for the centre that helped her with a hot air balloon flight.

Despite being terrified of heights, Scottish mother-of-two Carol Maguire and her (more…)

Hot air balloon stuffing event to raise money for charity

Filed under: Charity Events — Posted by: Mark Smith on December 4, 2014

On Saturday, a group of people in the US will attempt to break the record for stuffing a hot air balloon.

The charity event in Michigan will (more…)

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