flies to a school in Australia

For Immediate Release: Friday 6th March 2015

Bolton based Rentaballoonrace Limited has landed its first contract for a virtual balloon race in Western Australia. Albany Primary School and Autism Support Network Albany (ASNA) have signed up to help them fundraise lots of money for school projects and World Autism Week which starts on the 27th March 2015


Julie Brooks, race co-ordinator said, “we are thrilled to be going ahead with the virtual balloon race and the school will use the project to raise awareness of education cuts [in Australia] to children with special needs”.

The 100% eco-friendly virtual race system is becoming increasingly popular because it does not kill animals or birds unlike real latex balloons. Environmental pressure groups such as the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and their ’Don’t Let Go’ campaign are putting significant pressure on the UK Government to outlaw all real balloon races in the future.

Importantly too, because you can change the amount of helium, balloon shape and thickness of rubber, the UK Gambling Commission consider the system a game of skill and not chance. Therefore no gaming licence is required.

A recent race for Cheshire Scouts grossed almost £30,000 and with the new innovations planned for this year, their 2015 race is expected to more than triple the previous amount.

Besides the fun elements, there are major educational outputs from the race system if you so wish, especially real aspects of environmental issues, geography, geology and meteorology. Plus, as the race system is an interactive competition, it can capture details of warm supporters and be used to recruit new members and / or promote corporate sponsors.

For more details, contact

Mike Phillips, marketing director,

Rentaballonrace Limited

7a Churchbank, Bolton. BL1 1HX United Kingdom

01204 375500


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