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Balloon release

The Mayor of Winchester plans to release of 500 balloons for charity on April 22nd 2013

While it's great that such a fundraising exercise is taking place, it is, for a number of reasons, a misguided way in which to raise money.

You are therefore urged to take action and make a direct appeal to the organisation behind this event to abandon this plan and think of an alternative to achieve the same ends.

So this page has been set up so that you can either e-mail them or use their online contact form (Twitter account not yet known/available). The choice is yours but please do something.

Send an E-mail

Clicking on the Send link will launch your e-mail client (Outlook or whatever) and populate it with the Subject and Message.

Subject Message E-mail it
Your planned balloon releaseDear Cllr Frank Pearson, Please think of a less environmentally damaging way than a balloon release to raise moneySend
An alternative to a balloon releaseDear Cllr Frank Pearson, A sponsored popathon would be much more environmentally friendly and exciting than a balloon releaseSend
An offer to donateDear Cllr Frank Pearson, I'll donate 10 if your planned balloon release does not take placeSend
Downsides of a balloon releaseDear Cllr Frank Pearson, A balloon release is dangerous to animals and litters the environment - please don't do itSend
The legacy of a balloon releaseDear Cllr Frank Pearson, The litter from a balloon release will be with our children and ours for years to come - pleaseSend
Balloons create litterDear Cllr Frank Pearson, Whatever goes up, inevitably and eventually comes down as litter - please call time on your balloon releaseSend
Let's be responsibleDear Cllr Frank Pearson, Now that we know how damaging balloon releases are to the environment we should act responsibly by abandoning themSend
Helium is scarceDear Cllr Frank Pearson, Balloon releases use up limited and valuable supplies of helium that could be used in hospitals etc Please don't waste itSend


Send a tweet to them and your followers

Tweet message Tweet it
.@WinchesterCity please think of a less environmentally damaging way than #balloonrelease to raise money
.@WinchesterCity a sponsored popathon would be much more environmentally friendly and exciting than a #balloonrelease
.@WinchesterCity I'll donate 10 if your planned #balloonrelease does not take place
.@WinchesterCity A #balloonrelease is dangerous to animals and #litters the environment - please don't do it
.@WinchesterCity the #litter from a #balloonrelease will be with our children for years - please don't
.@WinchesterCity Whatever goes up, eventually comes down as #litter - please call time on #balloonrelease
.@WinchesterCity Now we know how damaging #balloonrelease are we should act responsibly by abandoning them
.@WinchesterCity #balloonrelease uses rare helium needed for hospitals etc don't waste it


It shouldn't take you more than 5 minutes and so please do it now, do it today, to make a difference.
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