Just four days to go until the first Virgin London Marathon on Sunday, and we can't wait to get two lovely new Virgin hot air balloons out and start supporting all of the brave runners!

We're tethering one of our balloons plus Virgin Money's balloon at the start line of the marathon, and one person we'll be especially looking out for will be Virgin.com's very own Bob Fear.

Bob is one of 100 Virgin runners who are running the marathon with Sir Richard Branson, and this year, as part of our annual charity effort, we have decided to support Bob in his fundraising by donating two pairs of our champagne balloon flights to be auctioned on eBay.

All proceeds will go to Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group. They're all about connecting people to tackle tough social and environmental issues, using the Virgin Group's entrepreneurial skills and energy.

A hot air balloon ride with us at Virgin Balloon Flights is a genuinely unique experience, as no two balloon flights are ever the same. We're the UK’s largest passenger-carrying balloon company offering unforgettable airborne adventures, and here's your chance to win a pair of flights worth £198 each for a great charity at an amazing price.

But be quick as these lots end on Thursday (22 Apr 2010 13:00:34 BST):

  • Virgin Balloon Flights Virgin Unite Auction 1
  • Virgin Balloon Flights Virgin Unite Auction 2

Good luck, and don't forget to look out for our hot air balloons at the marathon on television from early on Sunday morning.