Ichthyosis Support Group (ISG) Virtual Balloon Race – May 1st 2021

Welcome to our Ichthyosis Awareness Month (IAM) 2021 Virtual Balloon Race – a computer simulation race where everything is real except the balloon! It’s 100% eco-friendly with no risk of harm to wildlife.

Each virtual balloon costs just £3 and you can buy as many balloons as you would like.

Setting off from St Petersburg, Russia, the balloons will be ‘released’ on the first day of IAM,  Saturday 1st May 2021 at 12pm (noon) and race for 7 days.

Enjoy taking part in this fun event from the comfort of your own home and track your balloons live as they gently float across the virtual sky. The specialist software uses live weather data to determine the progress of each balloon and they can be tracked on Google Maps and satellites once the race has launched. You can alter your balloon’s parameters at any time to increase your chance of winning.

The race finishes on Saturday 8th May 2021 at 12pm (noon). Winners will be contacted directly and announced on our social media platforms.

How to get involved
Simply sign-up (so we know who you are if you win), once you've paid for your balloon you can then name, personalise, and decorate your balloon via your dashboard by choosing the shape, colour, and pattern, plus the helium content and rubber thickness.

A balloon for you, a balloon for me, a balloon for our family
Your balloon can be in memory of someone special, to celebrate IAM, or just for fun!

Virtual balloons can even be gifted and make a perfect 'virtual' gift. Choose to support Ichthyosis Support Group whilst buying a fun and unique gift.

To buy a balloon as a gift, once you've signed-up, simply purchase a balloon activation code for £3 each and send the code to your family and friends for them to activate. You could print it off, pop it in a card or wrap it up for a lovely surprise. To join the race, gift codes must be activated by 11.30am on May 1st. The gift recipient can decorate, name, and track their balloon themselves. They may even win a prize!

To purchase your balloon(s) please use the link Here to take you straight to the ISG’s very own unique ‘Balloon Race’


NATIONAL STAR PRIZES - for the top 12 balloons travelling the furthest from all charities joining this race.

1st Prize - £500 Cash

2nd Prize - Apple iPad

3rd Prize -10 lucky winners of £10 Book Tokens

Plus special bonus prizes for all high performing causes or charities

  1. Sales in excess of 1000 balloons - £100 for furthest balloon flight
  2. Sales in excess of 10,000 balloons - £1000 for furthest balloon flight


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