August 2014 - Virtual Balloon Race a great success

Mon 25th August 2014

The Rotary Club of High Suffolk's first ever "virtual balloon race" was a great success, raising over £300 for the clubs charitable funds.

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Many years ago, RCHS ran a very succesful balloon race, and we decided to repeat the exercise this year. However, we live in a different world now, and several members raised concerns about the environmental impact.

Then we found out about "virtual" balloon races! 

A Virtual Balloon Race takes place on the internet. We sold all our balloons personally, and then loaded the information into the balloon race website. The balloons then were pushed by "internet winds" for 2 weeks, until we finally had a winner - the grandson of one of our members, as it turned out!