2010 will be the year of the 19th Commonwealth Games and is set to be held in the colourful city of Delhi, India, from 3rd -14th October.

When given the opportunity to support England’s Commonwealth team at the Delhi Games, Virgin Balloon Flights jumped at the chance to aid in fundraising for training and equipment to give our athletes the best chance possible.

With this being the last multi-sport event in the run-up to the Olympics, to be held right here in 2012, our athletes need confidence and ability to be at their peak to successfully compete for our country. That’s where the fundraising comes in …

Virgin Balloon Flights have donated flights to the ‘Indian Summer Gala Dinner’ for auction and raffle which is being hosted by former British triple jumper Jonathan Edwards and Olympic swimmer Karen Pickering. Of course, the Commonwealth Games president, Dame Kelly Holmes, will be at the event drumming up support and inspiration for the team.

Amongst auction lots akin to VIP tickets to the F1 Grand Prix paddock, centre court tickets at Wimbledon, signed shorts from David Haye, or a helmet signed by Jenson Button, our Champagne balloon rides will be up for grabs too!

The event will be held at The Grosvenor Hotel in London on 14th June, and you can book your star-studded table by visiting the We Are England Website.

“We are the athletes of the Commonwealth Games in 2010. We are the elite in 17 sports. We are the medals waiting to be won. We are the supporters willing us on. We are the stars of the past. We have the potential for the future. We are the talent of today. We are the dreams of a whole nation. We are one team … We Are England!”