May 17, 2021

The Saint Felix PTA virtual balloon race was a huge success! 

228 entrants hovered eagerly on the start line on Saturday 29th May.  At 12pm the race began, and over the next seven days, the balloons jostled for position.  With the leader board forever changing, it was anybody’s game.  As the race concluded at 12pm on Saturday 5th June, the five balloons that travelled the furthest, and therefore winning the prizes, were as follows –

1st – ‘Maverick’. Owned by Louise Sharman. Distance travelled 1982 km

2nd – ‘Blue’. Owned by Holly Rowley-White. Distance travelled 1958 km

3rd – ‘Steve’. Owned by Tommy Rix. Distance travelled 1952 km

4th – ‘Flying Gem’. Owned by Charlotte Nelson. Distance travelled 1930 km

5th – ‘Ettie’. Owned by Juliet Hosea. Distance travelled 1910 km

The grand total raised for the children of Saint Felix School is £642!  Thank you very much to everybody that took part.

Jane Rainer, PTA Chair, would also like to thank Thorington Theatre, Southwold Maize Maze and Southwold Putting and Cafe on the Green for their very generous donations of prizes.

To see the final positions of each balloon, please visit