STILTON sniffers have smelt out a new fund-raising opportunity after the pandemic forced their annual golf day to be cancelled.
The Norton Lindsey-based club is now raising money for Welcombe Hills School and The Shakespeare Hospice by holding a virtual balloon race.
Norton Lindsay Stilton Sniffers chairman Tim Landreth said: “Having visited the school and the hospice, we appreciate the valuable work that they do for the children and people of Warwickshire, we hope to raise more than £5,000 for these two worthy causes.”
Supporters can buy a balloon for £3 and the virtual race starts on Monday September 14 from Moscow.
Those with balloons which travel the furthest can win prizes including a chauffeur driven meal for two at a Stratford restaurant.
Welcombe Hills is a special needs school and plans to use any donations towards a vending machine filled with books and sensory toys. Pupils will then be given reward tokens to make their own choices.
And the Shakespeare Hospice says its fund-raising efforts have been ‘devastated’ by the outbreak and it appreciates the support for its hospice at home service.
Visit www.stiltonsniffers.co.uk to enter or find out more.