WHEN 5,000 balloons were launched to mark Macmillan Cancer Support’s centenary in this district organisers expected they would travel a fair distance.
However, Brian Barnes, of Gedney Drove End, who found the balloon that travelled the furthest distance, discovered it at Holbeach St Matthews. He received £50 for his feat, half of which he promptly donated back to the charity, and Lorna Staff, of Moulton Seas End, received £200 for having bought the winning balloon.
“We had an amazing send off but unfortunately the weather was poor so the balloons didn’t travel far,” said chairman Denise Vickers.
However, the event was a success in terms of raising over £4,000 for the Spalding and Holbeach committee.