Chance to win in Allander Rotary charity balloon race

Hot on the heels of duck races and Santa dashes, Allander Rotary is once again going online to have some fun, and hopefully raise some money for charity.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 9:13 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 2:03 pm
Allander Rotary charity balloon race online

This time, the club is joining an innovative virtual balloon race, and inviting residents in Milngavie and Bearsden (and further afield if they choose!) to buy a balloon for the May Day race from St Petersburg.

There is also the added bonus for local entrants of winning a £50 cash prize – courtesy of Allander Rotary.

The race uses real time weather conditions, which will affect how each balloon flies – and to make it even more exciting, you can customise your balloon to give it the best chance of winning.

Club President Lynne Gibbons said: “We’re all looking forward to following our balloons as they are released in St Petersburg – and learning a wee bit about how to keep them in the air for as long as possible, in preparation.

"Some of us are wishing we’d paid a bit more attention in physics classes a long time ago!”

The prize list is extensive, and includes cash, an iPad and book tokens.

Allander Rotary will give £50 to the owner of the furthest travelled balloon from Milngavie and Bearsden. Each balloon costs just £3.

For more information, or to purchase your balloon, please contact go to : bit.ly/AllanderRace

The popular local rotary club celebrated its 50th anniversary last year with an array of virtual events. Their website also featured a review of the past five decades of activities.