Fundraising

Tom Gale’s Continental Divide Trail

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In May 2017 Tom Gale started his solo and unsupported trek across America from Mexico to Canada on the Continental Divide Trail. The trail, which he expects to take around 5 months follows the rocky mountains through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. At its shortest is 2800miles and at its longest is 3100 miles depending on snow conditions and route choices.  We’re incredibly grateful to Tom for choosing Balloons as one of his charities to fundraise for.  It’s such an ...

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Naomi J Ryan & Kinderkare Family Fun Day

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On Thursday 14th April staff from Naomi J Ryan estate agents and Kinderkare nursery held a family fun day for Balloons in Princesshay.  The day, which featured face painting, Easter craft activities, a lucky dip and Build-a-Bear raffle was great fun and we were lucky with the sunshine. The day raised £150 for Balloons and was a great opportunity for Jo and Donna from the Balloons team to meet with local people.  We even got to meet a couple of ...

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Global’s Make Some Noise Raises £57,000 for Balloons

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Thursday 14th April was a busy and exciting day for Balloons which made a spectacular start with the announcement on Heart South West that Global’s Make Some Noise have raised £57,000 for Balloons.  The Balloons team were speechless when we found out as it was over double the amount that we were expecting.  Balloons CEO Sara Bennett was delighted to accept the cheque on the charity’s behalf.  Thank you some much Global, Heart South West and listeners who helped achieve ...

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Charity Skydives for Balloons

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We’re delighted to announce that two fundraisers will shortly be braving the skies for Balloons in a charity skydive. Becky Spence will be doing her 15,000ft skydive on 15th February https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Becky-Spence and Sara King will be doing her skydive on 26th March https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sarrsjump A big thank you to both brave ladies for choosing to fundraise for us in this way. We can’t wait to hear how you got on.

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Salvation Army – Exeter Temple

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Balloons would like to say a huge thank you to The Salvation Army who raised an incredible £1,629.23 for Balloons during a collection at their service on Sunday 18th December.  Sara Bennett, Balloons CEO attended the service and spoke about the work that Balloons does in the local community.  The charity really appreciates their generosity and will put the money to good use supporting local bereaved children and young people.

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Devon & Cornwall Chief Constables Charity

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Balloons were chosen earlier this year as one of the Devon & Cornwall Chief Constables Charities.  Balloons CEO, Sara Bennett met with Alison Hernandez (Police & Crime Commissioner), Shaun Sawyer (Chief Constable), other members of Devon & Cornwall Constabulary and other chosen charities at Middlemoor for a cheque presentation.  Balloons received a cheque for £875.

 

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Balloons Christmas Cards

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We are selling our handmade Christmas cards in our office and will also be selling them in the reception area of Basepoint Business Centre, Exeter from mid November.  If you would like to order these cards which have been made by staff and volunteers in their spare time then please contact Jo at admin@balloonscharity.co.uk or 01392 826065.  We are selling the ...

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'Olde Tyme Music Hall' at St Teresa's Hall, Sidmouth

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Thank you so much to the organisers of the Parish production of ‘Olde Tyme Music Hall’ at St Teresa’s Hall, Sidmouth on Saturday 30th January in aid of Balloons.  Jo Overton-Pitts, our Admin Support Worker attended the evening with her family and spoke to the audience about the valuable work of Balloons.  Particular thanks to Liam & Ann for nominating Balloons in the first place – we are so grateful for your support and the support of those who bought ...

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