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Alternative balloon race raises money to help animals in need

RSPCA Felledge is one of the centres who took part in the environmentally friendly fundraiser.

A virtual balloon race company has created an eco-friendly way to raise money for the RSPCA and other charities.

Eco Racing sees participants buying a ‘balloon’ for their chosen charity, decorating it how they wish and then sending it off on a virtual race.

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Claire Hunt, deputy manager at RSPCA Felledge Animal Centre, who has taken part in Eco Racing already, said: “This not only raises money for Felledge but it’s also a great way to highlight the need for reducing sky litter which the RSPCA campaigns on. One of our fantastic volunteers Fern Love joined us up to the race and created a page on the website, letting all our volunteers know and our supporters on Facebook. As she could no longer do any face-to-face fundraising during the pandemic she wanted to do something that would still help us.

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