Sky’s the limit for community centre’s latest fundraiser

A COMMUNITY centre in a Tameside town has come up with a novel idea to elevate their funds – which will have you bursting with excitement! 

Mossley Community Centre has organised its inaugural virtual balloon race where people taking part can compete against family and friends, wherever they live.

Virtual balloons cost £2.50 each and can be customised by choosing the shape and colour, as well as adding your own name and message.

They will be released on Good Friday (March 29) and will soar through the virtual skies in a seven-day race.

The race can be viewed online at so you can see if your balloon is in the lead.

The balloons will move randomly every 30 minutes so you can track the progress throughout the week.

The balloon that travels the furthest wins, and its owner will receive a £30 voucher.

Proceeds will support the community centre on Roughtown Road, which is used for a variety of activities by local groups and residents, and is run entirely by volunteers.

To take part in the virtual balloon race, visit and click on ‘Buy a balloon’.

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