Acorns Spooktacular Balloon Race

Take part in Acorns Spooktacular Balloon Race!

This year, celebrate Halloween and join the fight to help Save Acorns Black Country Hospice with a very special, spooky virtual balloon race. Plus there’s the chance to WIN some amazing prizes!

Add your personalised Halloween balloons to celebrate a birthday, the life of someone special, or just for fun!

To add extra excitement the balloons will virtually race for a week and you can track your balloon live as it gently floats across the virtual sky.

The balloons will be released on Friday 23rd October and race until 12pm on Saturday 31st October. We’re sorry but entries to our Spooktacular virtual balloon race have now closed. You can follow the race here

How it works

Customise your virtual balloons

You can buy your virtual balloons for a minimum donation of £2 each*, and every penny raised will help us continue to be there for the local children and families that need us. You can buy as many as you like – the more you have, the higher your chance of winning the race! You can customise each of your balloons with a name, colour and special message.

Choose your balloon colours

When you purchase your balloons, customise them with a colour from the selection below:

Halloween balloons

Track your balloons as they race

You’ll be sent a link so you can watch your virtual balloons race across the week. The winning balloon is the one which has flown furthest.


To add to the fun, for every balloon you enter, you’ll be in with a chance to WIN!

First Prize

£30 Amazon voucher

Second Prize

£10 Amazon voucher

Our virtual balloon race is a completely eco-friendly simulation whereby everything about the race is real except the balloon! No wildlife is at risk of being harmed during the race.

*No purchase is necessary to enter the balloon race. You can enter for free by sending your chosen balloon design and message, your name, address and contact telephone number and email address to: Save Acorns Black Country Hospice Appeal Halloween Balloon Race, Acorns Children’s Hospice, Supporter Services Team, Drakes Court, Alcester Road, Wythall, B47 6JR. Free postal entries must be received by 10am on Friday 23rd October. Free entries received after this time and date will not be eligible for entry.

Every balloon makes a difference

Thanks to the amazing support of our community and people like you, over £885,000 has been raised in the fight to save our Black Country hospice.
Can you help us to reach £1 million? With your support we can continue providing a lifeline for the children and families who rely on us.

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23 October 2020 00:00:00
31 October 2020 12:00:00
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