Bliss Balloon Race supported by BCLP

This World Prematurity Day enter our virtual balloon race with a chance to win some fantastic prizes and help support babies in neonatal care.

How can I enter the Bliss Virtual Balloon Race?

Enter here to purchase and design your balloons before 6.30 pm on World Prematurity Day.

All balloons will be launched virtually at 7 pm on Tuesday 17 November.

You can add a name or message to each balloon you enter.

The further your balloon goes, the more likely you are to win one of our prizes.

Date:  Tuesday 17th November, 2020 – Tuesday 24th November, 2020

Time:  19:00

Location:  Online

Registration fee:  £3.50 per balloon

Fundraising pledge:  Buy as many balloons as you wish

Registration deadline:  Tuesday 17th November, 2020


1st Prize

£100 Amazon voucher

Vouchers for Dishoom & Innocent Drinks

My first Bliss bear

2nd Prize

Signed copies of Be Amazing! An inspiring guide to being your own champion and How to Ride A Bike: from starting out to peak performance by Sir Chris Hoy

My first Bliss bear

The top 15 Balloons will win a Bliss pin badge and wristband.

What is a virtual balloon race?

Unlike a traditional balloon race, a virtual race doesn't use real balloons.

To make the race as realistic as possible Ecoracing uses algorithms to track real live weather patterns to work out how each balloon would travel.

To give your balloon the best chance of winning, you will need to think about how much air, what shape and how thick you want your balloon to be.

Our balloons will be launched from London Bridge - the location of the Bliss office and of Adelaide House, which was for 50 years the location of BCLP’s London office until their recent office move.

Our event sponsor

This event has been kindly supported by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) to help Bliss raise money for babies born premature or sick. BCLP is a law firm with over 1400 lawyers in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia and in 2020 chose Bliss as its UK Charity of the Year in a staff vote following a nomination by one of its Senior Associates, whose son Rafferty was born prematurely.

How Rafferty inspired his Dad to nominate Bliss for BCLP's UK Charity of the year

Tom describes the experience of his son Rafferty being born with a rare blood condition seven weeks before his due date, as well as the acts of kindness they received from healthcare professionals along the way.
Read "I felt overwhelmed watching my little boy while trying to support my wife" - Tom's story

With thanks to

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Lady Sarra Hoy and Sir Chris Hoy
Innocent Drinks