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The Foreigner UK fundraising balloon reaches Norway. A charity balloon released by a British 10-year-old girl at a UK village fete brought two families in contact with each other after having travelled all the way to Norway. As part of a fundraising move to equip the Somerset village of Wrington’s pre-school, the blue balloon was released on 03 July. It was found by a Norwegian family at their vacation cabin at Farsund on the south coast. “It was a beautiful morning with no breeze. As the children were getting dressed we could see it gently falling down from the sky,” Vibeke Oyri told the BBC.

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UK fundraising balloon reaches Norway

Published on Tuesday, 27th July, 2010 at 11:53 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

A charity balloon released by a British 10-year-old girl at a UK village fete brought two families in contact with each other after having travelled all the way to Norway.



As part of a fundraising move to equip the Somerset village of Wrington’s pre-school, the blue balloon was released on 03 July. It was found by a Norwegian family at their vacation cabin at Farsund on the south coast.

“It was a beautiful morning with no breeze. As the children were getting dressed we could see it gently falling down from the sky,” Vibeke Oyri told the BBC.

“We could see something attached underneath and our kids were very curious so we decided to take the boat out about 200m from the shore to investigate. It was a stroke of luck we got to it quickly otherwise the note would have been unreadable,” she added.

Oyri said her three children were surprised that the balloon had arrived from England, but since the balloon tag read "when you get this please send it back," she did what it said.

Some days later, a surprised Mrs Filer admitted she thought her daughter Beccy had invented the story about the balloon having made it to Norway until she saw the Oyri’s letter.

"We’d entered the balloon race a while back and hadn’t thought anymore about it. Everyone thought the winning balloon had been found in Peterborough but we think this is the winner now."



Published on Tuesday, 27th July, 2010 at 11:53 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

This post has the following tags: farsund, beccy, filer, vibeke, oyri, farsund, norway, uk, wrington, somerset, blue, balloon, charity.





  
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