On Saturday Virgin Balloon Flights set up shop in Telford Town Centre’s House of Fraser store to sell tickets for our Hope House Children’s Hospice raffle.

Equipped with a balloon basket and Hope House banners the team managed to attract lots of generous shoppers. With the opportunity of bagging a Champagne balloon ride for two, a break at Coombe Abbey courtesy of Virgin Experience Days, first class train tickets from Virgin Trains, an iPod shuffle donated by Virgin Money and many many more superb prizes kindly donated by the Virgin Group, the lovely House of Fraser customers dug deep and raised a total sum of £463!

This excellent result takes the fundraising total to just over £3,700 for our nominated charity Hope House Children’s Hospice which we are supporting through the Virgin Unite ‘Changing the Course’ campaign by taking part in the Virgin London Marathon. To donate please visit our Virgin Money Giving page.

Our marathon runner Sue said: “The House of Fraser customers were great and very generous with their money. We had a fab day selling the raffle tickets and hope to be in the town centre again before the marathon on April 17th. Best of luck to all the people who purchased a raffle ticket, the draw will take place on the 8th April at Hope House near Oswestry!”

To purchase or sell raffle tickets on our behalf please contact Virgin Balloon Flights on 01952 212750.