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Charities set to benefit at hot air balloon festival

August 7th, 2017

Two worthwhile charity organisations are to be the focus of a fundraising drive at this year’s Northampton Balloon Festival.

Prostate Cancer UK and Cynthia Spencer Hospice will be the beneficiaries of Buddy Balloon’s efforts at the event, which is set to take place on the weekend of 18th August to 20th August. The annual gathering is now in its 28th year and this will be first time that event organisers have included a charitable drive as part of the festival’s attractions.

Weather-permitting, Chris Freeman and Andy Austin hope to be piloting Buddy Balloon along with the many spectacular sights that will pepper the skies over Billing Aquadrome, 235 acres of picturesque English countryside set in the beautiful Nene Valley, and the surrounding areas.

There will be flights every day at both dawn and dusk, as well as question and answer sessions by pilots and a night glow flight on the Saturday evening at 9pm. Entry is free to all those staying at the holiday park.

Prostate Cancer is one of the UK’s leading charities which funds research into the killer disease. At present, it has an ambitious ten-year plan to stop the vicious disease killing men in this country. The organisation has a very clear three-strand strategy: better prevention, better diagnosis, better treatment.

Local charity Cynthia Spencer Hospice delivers high-quality palliative care services in South Northamptonshire. Families can benefit from a range of comprehensive care packages as an inpatient or in the community.