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Fulwood charity to host virtual balloon race fundraiser

Posted on - 29th August, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston
Freya and Mikey Clark ready for the balloon race
Freya and Mikey Clark ready for the balloon race

Fulwood charity Baby Beat will be hosting their first ever Virtual Balloon Race event next month.

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On Monday 14 September at 12pm, balloons will take off from Red Square, Moscow, and children and parents can watch their balloon’s journey for seven days.

Baby Beat, the charity which supports mothers and babies on Lancashire Teaching Hospital’s neonatal and maternity units, is appealing for anyone who can get involved to join them in the Virtual Balloon Race.

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Lucy Clark, Baby Beat’s Shop Coordinator, said: “The last few months have proved a real challenge for all charities, and we have really been feeling the effects.

“However, we have had some amazing support from local people, and we are really excited about this event!

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“We want to encourage people to join us on Monday 14 September, as this is a fun way of spending some time with little ones, learning some geography and having a laugh in the name of a good cause.

“My children, Freya and Mikey, are already very excited for the race – although on the day, there will be no real balloons!”

To find out more and purchase a balloon, click here.

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