The difficulty of the past year has caused some financial difficulties for charities associated with supporting society’s most vulnerable. For one hospice charity in North Wales, the solution to its funding crisis is coming from an unusual source – a hot air balloon.
Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham has struggled with the Welsh lockdowns, which have impacted its fundraising activities. Local hot air balloonists have come up with an innovative solution to plug this gap, thanks to the creation of a bespoke hot air balloon.
Local people have been invited to create images – either drawings, photographs or other pictures of their memories – that capture something important to them, which will then be printed onto panels of fabric to create a special hot air balloon.
The hope is that people from far and wide will sponsor a panel to create the balloon and to boost the funds of the local hospice. Local schools and supporters of the hospice have so far contributed images and photos that evoke memories of the hospice, the people it supports and of the local area.
Tetris-like in design, the images will be stitched together to create a balloon to remember. The balloon will raise awareness about the community that the hospice helps and will symbolise hope for a bright future.
Hot air balloon flights offer the perfect opportunity to gain fresh perspective on the world. Hot air ballooning adventures for all the family can be had in the skies over South Wales, Bath and Bristol.