The PoetsIN Literature Virtual Balloon Race

We’ve got an awesome, and easy to get involved fundraiser starting! A Virtual Balloon Race with a theme of literature (of course!).

A virtual race works in the same way as a helium balloon race, but they fly around their own webpage rather than in the atmosphere. Each balloon costs £2 and we would love to sell as many as possible.  Each balloon will be named after a book or an author so there’s plenty to choose from. Whether you go with your favourite children’s author or your most loved book title, taking part will help us make a huge difference. Check out the list at the bottom of this post!

To join in all you need to do is the following:

  1. Decide how many balloons you would like – this is an amazing fundraiser, and anyone can take part no matter what country you reside in.
  2. Choose a name for your balloon(s) from the list on our Facebook pages – once chosen and told us, these names will be deleted. Should someone else have chosen the same name that day, we will endeavour to change the name of your balloon with the authors’ name or with the title of another book by them. We will of course notify you of this change.
  3. Visit our MyDonate Fundraising Page here
  4. Fill in your donation form. Please write the names of your balloon in the comments box – without this we can’t process your entry, but your donation will still be accepted.

On April 14th all the balloons will be ‘released’ and left to fly around the virtual island. Every hour each balloon travels between 1km and 20km. The virtual Race will the end on 12th May at midday.

The balloon that has travelled the farthest wins an amazing book hamper which will posted out to the winner. There will also be prizes for the 2nd and 3rd place.

Once the race has started you can track your balloons on our own race page –

http://www.balloonrace.com/poetsin

Mental health can leave lives up in the air with chaotic thoughts and actions through no fault of their own. Let’s fundraise together and help empower the world of mental health one piece of literature at a time and help those feelings float away.

  • A A Milne – Purchased 
  • A J Finn
  • Agatha Christie
  • Aldous Huxley
  • Alfred Tennyson
  • Alice Walker
  • Allan Alhberg
  • Anna Sewell
  • Anne Brontë
  • Anne Rice
  • Anthony Horowitz
  • Anthony Trollope
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Arthur Ransome
  • Barbara Cartland
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Bill Bryson
  • Billy Collins
  • C S Lewis
  • Carlo Collodi
  • Carol Ann Duffy
  • Catherine Cookson
  • Cecelia Ahern
  • Charles Dickens
  • Charles Kingsley
  • Charlotte Brontë
  • Christina Rossetti – Purchased
  • Clive Cussler
  • H. Lawrence
  • Dan Brown
  • Daniel Defoe
  • Danielle Steel
  • Daphne Du Maurier
  • Dick King-Smith
  • Dodie Smith
  • Douglas Adams
  • Dr Seuss
  • E B White
  • E E Cummings
  • E L James
  • E Nesbit
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Emily Brontë – Purchased
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Enid Blyton – Purchased
  • Eoin Colfer
  • F Scott Fitzgerald
  • Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Gaston Leroux
  • George Byron
  • George Eliot
  • George Orwell
  • George R. R. Martin
  • H A Rey
  • H G Wells
  • Harper Lee
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Henry Rider Haggard
  • Herman Melville
  • Iain Banks
  • Ian Fleming
  • Ian McEwan
  • J D Salinger
  • J D Weiss
  • J M Barrie
  • J R R Tolkein – Purchased
  • Jackie Collins
  • Jacqueline Wilson
  • James Fenimore Cooper
  • James Patterson
  • Jane Austen
  • Jeanette Winterson
  • Jeffery Archer
  • JK Rowling – Purchased
  • Jo Nesbo
  • Jodi Picoult
  • John Bunyan
  • John Grisham
  • John Keats
  • John Steinbeck
  • JoJo Moyles
  • Jonathan Swift
  • JRR Tolkien
  • Judith Kerr
  • Jules Verne
  • Ken Kesey
  • Kenneth Grahame – Purchased
  • L M Montgomery
  • Laurie Lee
  • Lee Child – Purchased
  • Lemony Snicket
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • Lewis Carroll – Purchased
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • Malorie Blackman
  • Margaret Attwood
  • Marian Keyes
  • Mark Haddon
  • Mark Twain
  • Mary Norton
  • Mary Shelley
  • Maurice Sendak
  • Maya Angelou
  • Michael Bond
  • Michael Crichton
  • Michael Morpurgo
  • Michael Rosen – Purchased
  • Mick Inkpen
  • Mitch Albon
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Nicolas Sparks
  • Noel Streatfeild
  • Nora Roberts
  • Oscar Wilde – Purchased
  • Patricia Cornwell
  • Paulo Coelho
  • Philip Pullman
  • Philippa Gregory
  • D. Blackmore
  • L. Stine
  • Raymond Briggs
  • Richard Adams
  • Richard Scarry
  • Roald Dahl
  • Robert Frost
  • Robert Galbraith – Purchased
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Roger Hargreaves
  • Roger McGough
  • Rudyard Kipling
  • S E Hinton – Purchased
  • Sebastian Faulkes
  • Sir Walter Scott
  • Sophie Kinsella
  • Spike Milligan
  • Stephen King – Purchased
  • Stephenie Meyer
  • Susan Coolidge
  • Sylvia Plath – Purchased
  • Ted Hughes
  • Terry Pratchett
  • Thomas Hardy
  • Tom Clancy
  • Victor Hugo
  • Walt Whitman – Purchased
  • William Blake
  • William Golding
  • William Makepeace Thackeray
  • William Shakespeare
  • William Wordsworth
  • 1984
  • 20,000 Leagues under the Sea
  • 5 Children and IT
  • A Bear called Paddington
  • A Christmas Carol
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • A Song of Ice and Fire
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Alice through the Looking-Glass
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • Angels and Demons
  • Animal Farm
  • Anthony and Cleopatra
  • Around the World in Eighty Days
  • Artemis Fowl
  • As You Like It
  • Atonement
  • Ballet Shoes
  • Barchester Towers
  • Barnaby Rudge
  • Birdsong
  • Black Beauty
  • Bleak House
  • Charlotte’s Web – Purchased
  • Cidre with Rosie
  • Corpus
  • Curious George
  • David Copperfield
  • Drysalter
  • Eclipse
  • Emma
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Far From the Madding Crowd
  • Far From the Tree
  • Frankenstein – Purchased
  • Great Expectations – Purchased
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • Gulliver’s Travels
  • H is for Hawk
  • Hamlet
  • Henry V
  • Home
  • I capture the Castle
  • If God was a Rabbit
  • In the Unlikely Event
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Jane Eyre
  • Julius Caesar
  • King Lear
  • King Solomon’s Mines
  • Landing Light
  • Les Misérables – Purchased
  • Letter to Patience
  • Life after Life
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy
  • Little Women
  • Looking For Alaska
  • Lorna Doone
  • Macbeth
  • Making Money
  • Mansfield Park
  • Martin Chuzzlewit
  • Matilda
  • Middlemarch
  • Moby Dick
  • Mr Bump
  • Much Ado about Nothing
  • New Moon
  • Nicholas Nickleby
  • Of mice and Men
  • Of Mutability
  • Oliver Twist
  • Othello
  • Paper Towns
  • Pilgrim’s Progress
  • Pride and Prejudice – Purchased
  • PS I Love you
  • Rebecca
  • Richard III
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Selkirk’s Island
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Shirley
  • Small Island
  • Sons and Lovers
  • Swallows and Amazons
  • Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • The Alchemist
  • The Bees
  • The Borrowers – Purchased
  • The Broken Word
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • The Future is History
  • The Hobbit
  • The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • The Little Prince – Purchased
  • The Lord of The Rings – Purchased
  • The Magic Faraway Tree – Purchased 
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • The Mill on the Floss
  • The Moor of Venice
  • The Mortal Instruments – Purchased
  • The Outsiders
  • The Pact
  • The Perks of being a Wallflower
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Pickwick Papers
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • The Professor
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • The Secret Garden – Purchased
  • The Secret Seven – Purchased
  • The Shinning – Purchased
  • The Shock of the Fall
  • The Snowman
  • The Soul of an Octopus
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • The Tempest
  • The Time Machine
  • The Velveteen Rabbit
  • The Wind in the Willows – Purchased
  • The Winter’s Tale
  • The Woman in the Window
  • Thirteen Reasons Why
  • Tilt
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Treasure Island
  • Truckers
  • Tuesday’s with Morrie
  • Twelfth Night
  • Twilight
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Under the Greenwood Tree
  • Vanity Fair
  • Villette
  • War Horse
  • Watership Down
  • What Katy Did
  • What Was Lost
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Winnie the Pooh – Purchased
  • Wintersmith
  • Wuthering Heights – Purchased

Good luck, and remember to let us know on our Facebook page or group when you have chosen a name or book – or email us at info@poetsin.com

 

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