Severn Hospice thanks visitors for Telford Balloon Fiesta success

The 50,000 people who came out to support this year's Telford Balloon Fiesta have been thanked for their support by the Severn Hospice.

The hospice was the nominated charity for the record breaking event, which pulled in 20,000 more people than last year.

Hannah Gamston, fundraising officer at Severn Hospice, said: "It was great to see more than 50,000 people turn up for the Telford Balloon Fiesta over the weekend.

"It was such a fun day out for families and friends and the balloons on show were amazing. A big thank you to everyone who came along on the Saturday and Sunday, and to Telford & Wrekin Council and the rotary club for choosing to support us.

"We need to raise £2 for every £3 we spend so events like this help us ensure we can be there for families living with incurable illness across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales.”

As well as the chance to see 34 different balloons, the crowds also got to see the Wales and England finals of the Ultimate Strongman.

And although strong winds limited flights on Saturday, crowds still got to enjoy a gorgeous nightglow, where the balloons were fired up in time with music.

The Telford Balloon Fiesta debuted last year as part of the celebrations for Telford’s 50th birthday. The nominated charity for the event was Severn Hospice.

Other events returning off the back of Telford’s 50th birthday include Telford’s Got Talent.

The Spring into St George’s Day event was also set to return, but bad weather on the day meant that it had to be cancelled.

Telford & Wrekin Council said it was trying to find ways of bringing planned parts of that into other events this year.




Date: 15 May 2019 | Source: Shropshire Star

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Upcoming Events in Telford

26 May 2019

2- 9pm


Proms & Prosecco in the Park Tickets
Tier 1 - £21 or £20 for groups of 6+ until sold out
Tier 2 - £26 or £25 for groups of 6+ from end of Tier 1 sales until sold out
Tier 3 - £30 or £29 for groups of 6+ from end of Tier 2 sales until midnight 25 May
VIP - £35 includes VIP parking and posh loos
Children - £5 aged 10-18.
Under 10's go free!
On the gate - £38

Weekend Tickets
Includes entry to Proms & Prosecco in the Park on 26 May and Fireflies Festival on 27 May
Tier 1 - £28 until sold out
Tier 2 - £35 from end of Tier 1 sales until sold out
Tier 3 - £42 from end of Tier 2 sales until sold out
Children - £10 aged 10-18 / under 10’s go free!

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26 May 2019

10am - 5pm


Free to watch

Team entry fees - TBC

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27 May 2019

2 - 9pm


Fireflies Festival Tickets
Tier 1 - £12 or £11 for groups of 6+ until sold out
Tier 2 - £16 or £15 for groups of 6+ from end of Tier 1 sales until sold out
Tier 3 - £20 or £19 for groups of 6+ from end of Tier 2 sales until midnight 25 May
VIP - £28 includes VIP parking and posh loos!
Children - £6 aged 10-18 / Under 10's go free!
£25 on the gate
Gazebo hire - £70 for 3 x 3m gazebo

Weekend Tickets
Includes entry to Proms & Prosecco in the Park on 26 May and Fireflies Festival on 27 May
Tier 1 - £28 until sold out
Tier 2 - £35 from end of Tier 1 sales until sold out
Tier 3 - £42 from end of Tier 2 sales until sold out
Children - £10 aged 10-18 / under 10’s go free!
VIPs - £52 includes VIP parking and posh loos!
Gazebo hire - £120 for 3x3m gazebo

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29 May 2019

Session 1: 11.30-13.00

Session 2: 14.00-15.30


FREE

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30 May 2019

Thursday 30 May

1.30pm & 4pm

Show running time (Approx): 55 Minutes, No interval

Suitable for children aged 3+


£14

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