Sup­port’s up, up and away!

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UP, up and away for lo­cal causes! This sum­mer our won­der­ful neigh­bours, Tesco Southport and McDon­ald’s in Kew, have come to­gether to or­gan­ise a fan­tas­tic char­ity bal­loon race.

Queen­scourt Hos­pice and Southport Spinal Unit are de­lighted to be the cho­sen char­i­ties for this lo­cal event.

The lovely neigh­bourli­ness con­tin­ues with the ex­cit­ing re­lease of the bal­loons tak­ing place at Kew Woods School on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 7.

This is sure to be a won­der­ful day, both for the chil­dren and ev­ery­one in­volved!

Les­ley Kirk­bride, Tesco Southport Com­mu­nity Cham­pion, hopes ‘‘lo­cal peo­ple will get be­hind this char­ity event to sup­port good causes and that the chil­dren from the school will re­ally en­joy be­ing a part of it.’’

It’s just £1 to en­ter and each bal­loon will have a spe­cial tag, which is to be re­turned by the lucky per­son who finds it.

There is of course a prize for the owner and the re­turner of the bal­loon that trav­els the fur­thest dis­tance.

Maybe the win­ner will breeze down in the beau­ti­ful Lake Dis­trict, pos­si­bly it’ll touch down in our bustling cap­i­tal city or even the sunny beaches of Spain.

In fact, back in 2013, a school­boy in Derby took place in a sim­i­lar bal­loon race and his made it a stag­ger­ing 10,545 miles to a back gar­den in Aus­tralia! So we have high hopes! Alex Chat­t­away, McDon­ald’s Store Man­ager, is de­lighted to be sup­port­ing two lo­cal char­i­ties with such a fun com­mu­nity event and is pleased to con­firm that all their bal­loons are biodegrad­able. So rise with us and take to the skies! Join in with this won­der­ful fundraiser to help pro­vide a spe­cial kind of care in our com­mu­nity.

Bal­loons can be pur­chased from Queen­scourt Hos­pice, Southport Spinal Unit, McDon­alds Kew and Tesco Southport.

If you have any ques­tions please get in touch.

Lucy Smith, Com­mu­nity fundraiser, 01704 517420 or fundrais­ing@ queen­

Alex Chat­t­away, McDon­ald’s man­ager, and Les­ley Kirk­bride, Tesco Southport Com­mu­nity Cham­pion

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