Getting started

  1. Start by creating an account.
  2. Add balloon(s) to your cart and pay with your credit/debit card or Paypal. An email will confirm your purchase. Alternatively redeem your voucher, if you have one, using the activation code on the back of your balloon card.
  3. You're now ready to decorate and customise your balloon!

Choose from various shapes and colours, add a pattern and your name or upload a image of your pet onto the balloon. You could even fine-tune the amount of helium in your balloon to give you the ultimate edge – will a full balloon travel further?

Thank you

Thanks for taking part in our balloon race! It’s a fantastic fun (and environmentally friendly) way to raise money for East Cheshire Hospice.

The virtual balloon race has been made possible with the kind support of MAC Multi-Activity Centre. Please click on the logo to find out more.

Who we are

East Cheshire Hospice provides provides compassionate and expert care to adults diagnosed with life limiting illness. We offer a haven of care and calm for the communities of Buxton, Congleton, High Legh, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Poynton, Wilmslow and everywhere inbetween.

Offering gold-standard care, compassion, medical and emotional support is what we do every single day. Whilst we provide exceptional and holistic care for people with life-limiting illnesses, we also help their carers and families to cope and even smile through difficult times.

The word ‘Hospice’ is from the Latin for ‘hospitality’ and it sums up our approach: we’re here to make every day count for our patients, their carers and families.

How you're helping

All the profits from the Virtual Balloon Race will go to East Cheshire Hospice, to help us to continue delivering exceptional care to our patients, their carers and families.

We are a truly local charity supported by our local community. This year, we will receive less than 20% of our running costs from the government, so we need to raise over 80% our costs each and every day. We need to raise over £7,500 every single day – that’s £5.21 a minute!

90p in every £1 that is donated to the Hospice goes directly to provide patient care, so you can be sure that your support will make a real difference to the people we help.

East Cheshire Hospice

East Cheshire Hospice cares for adults living with life-limiting illnesses. We are a charity supported by our community; all the services we provide are free.

Charity Number: 515104
Limited by Guarantee Number: 1807691

Contact info

East Cheshire Hospice, Millbank Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 3DR

01625 433477

Email East Cheshire Hospice

Email Balloon Race Support


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