Virgin Balloon Flights have a speedy runner set to take on the 26.2 mile world famous challenge on April 22nd this year, all in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Adam Fleetwood, freelance creative designer to Virgin Balloon Flights jumped at the chance of applying for one of Virgin Unite’s London Marathon places late last year. After some careful consideration of how to win over the votes at Virgin, Adam put together a short movie, which you can watch on YouTube here: clip_image002 After being granted a place (yippee), Adam set his mind to training, fundraising and a bit of blogging along the way to keep us all up to date with what he’s doing. There are a number of blogs up already, just click the image below to take you to the page and find out what’s been going on. clip_image002TRAINING BEGINS! clip_image004STEPPING IT UP clip_image006BURNING OFF THE TURKEY clip_image008 TAKING TRAINING TO NEW HEIGHTS clip_image010 BIRMINGHAM CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL VISIT With Adams efforts and an auction held by Virgin Balloon Flights at the Christmas party, we’re well on the way to hitting our £2000 target. Already we have reached a whopping £1733.75 including Gift Aid! You too can help us reach our target by sponsoring Adam via his Virgin Money Giving page: As always, our lovely big red balloons will be at the start line of 2012’s Virgin London Marathon, so be sure to give us a wave if you see us! Take to the skies with Virgin Balloon Flights from over 100 launch sites in England, Scotland and Wales from as little as £99pp.