Virtual Balloon Race

Balloon race

The race is run! Congratulations to Sparkle, whose balloon travelled 1,139 km to win the child’s prize, and Rob’s Balloon, which flew 1,132 km to claim the adult prize.

Join ICP Support on our Easter holiday balloon race – children and adults welcome, and you could even have a balloon for the dog!

We’re continuing our 30th Anniversary Year fundraising with a virtual balloon race to enable us to continue to support women and their families who are dealing with the liver condition ICP.

Purple balloon

Our virtual race works in the same way as a normal helium balloon race, but the balloons fly around their own web page rather than in the atmosphere, travelling between 1 km and 20 km every hour. You can choose a colour for your balloon and add your own message to put on the tag! Our race lasts 5 days, and you can track your balloon’s progress on our race page.

Green balloon

At noon on Sunday 11 April the balloons will be ‘released’ and the race finishes on Thursday 15, when we’ll have two winners – the adult winner receives a £30 Great Food to You voucher, and the child winner receives a £20 Amazon voucher.

You can buy your balloons at our shop (see below) for £3 each – and don’t forget to get your family and friends involved: the more the merrier!

Balloons can be purchased until 5 p.m. on 8 April 2021. Free entry is available via post – send your name, email address, balloon name, balloon colour and message to the address below. Your entry must arrive by 5 p.m. on 10 April 2021.

Red balloon

ICP Support
69 Mere Green Road
Sutton Coldfield
B75 5BY

How to enter

  • Balloons cost £3 each
  • Online entries close at 5 p.m. on Thursday 8 April 2021
  • Postal entries close at 5 p.m. on Saturday 10 April 2021
  • Race start: noon on Sunday 11 April 2021
  • Race finish: noon on Thursday 15 April 2021
  • You must be 16 years old or over to buy a balloon
  • UK residents only – sorry!

Trustees and their household members and employees of ICP Support may not enter. Relatives of these groups may enter.

Get your balloons here: Virtual Balloon Race

Checkout instructions

On checkout, you will be asked a set of questions about your balloons. We need to know:

  • Colour
  • Balloon name
  • Balloon message
  • Adult or Child

If you are buying more than one balloon, please give the name, message and Adult/Child status in the same order as your colour selection, so that we can match them up correctly.