We are delighted to be the official charity partner of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta for 2018 and 2019. There are so many ways you can get involved with us at the Fiesta! Come along to one of our four marquees, spot the St Peter's Hospice balloon as it takes to the skies, buy a raffle ticket or volunteer for us.
We are delighted and grateful that our long term supporters and friends at Park Furnishers have become event sponsors for our activities at this year’s Balloon Fiesta. Park Furnishers have raised an incredible total of £134,000 since they started supporting us back in 1996! Park Furnishers will also be flying their own balloon during the Fiesta so look out for them and tick them off in the spotters guide in the official event programme.
We will be holding a raffle to win a balloon flight which has very kindly been donated by Bailey Balloons. Unlike last year, we shall not be selling these tickets prior to the event but instead you will be able to buy physical tickets from all four St Peter’s Hospice marquees at the event from 12pm Thursday 8th August to 4pm Saturday 10th August.
We’ve had a fantastic response to our volunteer request so far. However there are some slots in which we are desperately short of people. On Saturday we really need people from 19:30-23:00 and on Sunday we need people 9:00-13:00 and 16:30- 21:00. We would really appreciate it if you, or your friends and family, could help us out at one of these lesser-filled times. Last year we welcomed children over the age of 6 to come along alongside their grown-ups to help too - and they were brilliant! We need volunteers for bucket collections, selling merchandise, manning our stand and setting up at the event. You will be provided with a St Peter’s Hospice T-shirt to wear and a car park pass so you can park close to the Fiesta site. If you can help, please contact Clemi Williams in our Long Ashton Fundraising office on Clemi.Williams@stpetershospice.org or call 01275 391404.
Last year saw our very own balloon kindly sponsored by Western Power Distribution and loaned by Bailey Balloons take to the skies above Bristol to raise awareness for Bristol's only adult hospice. Watch out again for our balloon in 2019 during the Fiesta's Mass Ascents.