Take Flight for Our Furry Friends: Join our Virtual Balloon Race!

May 16, 2023

This year Ferne Animal Sanctuary is ready to celebrate #WorldEnvironmentDay on the 5th of June by taking part in a Virtual Balloon Race across the globe! It’s the paw-fect opportunity to show your support for our animals and have some fun at the same time.


What is a Virtual Balloon Race?

We are delighted to participate in EcoRacing’s virtual balloon race for World Environment Day on the 5th of June. A virtual balloon race is an innovative and eco-friendly event that allows participants to release virtual balloons into a digital landscape, powered by real-time weather data – making it both exciting and unpredictable! Participants can customize their balloons, changing the thickness, helium levels and shape to give it the best chance at winning, all whilst supporting a worthy cause.

The importance of World Environment Day…

World Environment Day is a chance to raise awareness for important environmental issues and challenges. It draws attention to pressing concerns such as climate chance, deforestation, pollution, and loss of biodiversity. World Environment Day highlights the significance of protecting the environment, whilst also encouraging individuals, communities, and organisations to take action and get involved.

How to take part:

Participating in our Virtual Balloon Race is super fun and easy! All you need to do is:

  • Click here to register and purchase a virtual balloon for £3.00.
  • Customise your balloon with your own design, colours, and message.
  • Set your balloon’s parameters, such as its helium level, thickness, and shape, to increase its chances of winning.
  • Watch your balloon travel across the virtual landscape, powered by real-time weather data.
  • Track your balloon’s progress and share it with your friends and family on social media.
  • Win exciting prizes, including £100 cash or an Amazon Alexa / Echo Dot 4th Generation through Eco Racing as well as a Free Family Day pass and Paw Level Sponsorship when you buy balloons in aid of Ferne!

The race will launch at 12pm on the 5th of June for 7 days. Your participation will help us to raise vital funds for the animals in our care, ensuring we can continue to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals who through no fault of their own, find themselves in need of a helping hand.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to make a difference in the lives of animals in need. Buy your balloon today and join the race!