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Virtual Balloon Race

Join our National Virtual Balloon Race – get a balloon and see if yours can win on June 2!

The Virtual Balloon Race will take place on June 2 with balloons setting off at 12.00pm. While this event raises money for Ronald McDonald House Charities UK we have designed it so that you can choose a balloon with a particular Ronald McDonald House in mind.

One Virtual Balloon Race – 12 Winners!

Whether you have stayed in a particular Ronald McDonald House, or live near it you can show your support AND select the House for your balloon. One balloon from each House that travels the furthest will receive a personalised supporter disc which will be proudly displayed on the Giving Tree in their chosen House.


You can get virtual balloons for more than one House if you wish but would need to go to the specific page for each House to do so.


Each balloon costs £3 and the winning virtual balloon is the one that travels the furthest distance in a straight line from the virtual launch location – there will be 12 winning balloons, one from each House!

Step 1: Choose which House you wish to sign up with.

Step 2: Click on the relevant House link below as each House has its own unique URL which will take you to the eco racing site where you may purchase a virtual balloon.

Step 3: Decide how many virtual balloons at £3 each you wish to purchase – you can personalise your allocated balloons if you wish.

Step 4: Once on the eco racing site for your chosen House you may make your payment on that page.

Step 5: Once you have got your balloons then tune in on June 2 as the race will be on from 12pm!

One Virtual Balloon Race – 12 Houses Choose your House

Your support changes lives

We operate 12 Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK that provide free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families with children having treatment in partnered NHS hospitals. Our Ronald McDonald Houses offer much more than just a place to stay; they provide family activities, peer support, resources for siblings, respite, laundry facilities and many other services.

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