The Great Virtual Balloon Race

The Great Virtual Balloon Race

The Sniffers are pleased to continue their support of the Welcombe Hills School and Shakespeare Hospice with a Virtual Balloon Race. Balloon entry costs just £3, there is a chance to customise your balloon to give it the best chance of winning, and many prizes.

This is a very ecofriendly race that starts on 14th September from Red Square in Moscow and uses the latest technology to launch and track each balloon purchased using live weather data and your own balloon's characteristics!

Our fundraising target is: £5000
Welcombe Hills School

The Welcombe Hills School plans to use the funds raised to install a Book Vending Machine in which children who have done well can exchange their merits for books.

Shakespeare Hospice

The Shakespeare Hospice will use the funds to continue their excellent work with the families of Stratford and surrounding areas.

In addition to the overall prizes, our furthest balloons will win one of the following additional prizes
  • Butterfly Farm family ticket
  • 6 x MAD Museum Stratford family tickets
  • Warwick Sports Voucher
  • £100 Huffkins Hamper
  • Warwick Books Voucher
  • Pencil Portrait by Frances Holdsworth
  • Cheeseboard from The Deli in Warwick
  • Wine from Berry Bros and Rudd
  • Hatton Country World Tickets
  • A Team oven clean voucher
  • Family ticket for Canal and River Tours Stratford
  • 4 ball at Stratford on Avon Golf Club
  • Glider flight at Stratford on Avon Gliding Club
  • Caddyboo goody bag
  • MOT Wash and Vac at ASPI Cars
  • Oscar Jacobs experience
  • 2 tickets to the next 2 Sniffers events

Balloon Race Sponsors

Aspi Specialist Cars

Aspi Specialist Cars is a local dealer we offer all your motoring needs, in Sales, Service, MOT’s, Air Con, Tyres, Diagnostics, Batteries, Exhausts.

Tel: 01789 739950

Business Fixers

Business Fixers is a small consultancy team of highly experienced business people who have been involved in, and advised, several small and medium businesses in variety of sectors.

Contact Steve Russell 0844 7722000

Flick Lighting

Flick Lighting produce and supply dependable, efficient, high-quality luminaires to all sectors of the lighting market. Offering one source and one solution package for architects, designers and installers throughout the UK and Ireland. Working as an extended part of our clientʼs team, from an initial meeting or site survey, to a full and final lighting design and energy calculations.

Contact Natasha Smith Tel: 0121 272 8427

Robert Dutton

Rob Dutton is proud to support the Sniffers in this wonderful event. They have worked extensively in Norton Lindsey on Design and Build projects from extensions to new builds. Should your project need a trustworthy builder committed to your needs.

Contact Rob Dutton on 01789292912 or 07581237202

Webster & Horsfall

Webster & Horsfall is a 300-year old Birmingham company specialising in steel wire for medical, aerospace automotive and lifting applications and now facilitates a low carbon renewable energy park for commercial vehicles.

Contact Charles Horsfall Tel: 07801 741253


Sportsmark make event equipment suitable for most outside sports activities but specialising in the various equestrian pursuits.

Contact Nickie Newton Tel: 01789 731548

The Best Connection

Maintaining an optimal balance between workload patterns and people in order to fulfil clientsʼ needs is what we do. And we are brilliant at it. Tackling the dynamic ebb and flow of demand requires an agile partner with the capability to serve local or national needs quickly and professionally. This is why The Best Connection has grown to become a leader in delivering flexible workforce solutions to the UKʼs industrial, construction, driving, retail and warehouse & distribution sectors. Whatʼs more, with a network of 80+ branches throughout the country, we are able to leverage our local knowledge and reputation to find the most suitable candidates for short or long-term assignments.

Colin Wilcox Architects

Specialists in residential work, urban design, estate layout, new build housing, extensions, alterations, planning applications and building regulation approvals. No project is too small and every project and every client is important to us. Let Colin help you realise your 'grand design' . Free first consultation.

Contact 0701 2003719


Specialising in creating perfect partnerships. Source-a-horse will save you time, money, and hassle Ride for Fun - Confidence Boost Back in the Saddle - Serious Competition

Contact Jane Sagrott Tel: 07887684060


David Evans Intelligent Business & Tax advice helping you achieve greater results. Whilst we offer a varied range of accountancy, taxation and business services, our prime concern is the financial welfare of our clients. Working closely as part of your team means that we can provide early diagnosis, proactive support and business development.

Contact David Evans Tel: 01543 251475