Rosehearty balloon event proves a hit

Good turnout: many of the Rosehearty community and children turned out to see the balloon release on the Friday night
Good turnout: many of the Rosehearty community and children turned out to see the balloon release on the Friday night

A recent balloon fundraiser held by a mother and toddlers group in Rosehearty was hailed a big success by organisers.

The group raised £470 from the event on Friday September 16.

Balloons away: 400 balloons were released to raise money for the mother and toddlers group

Balloons away: 400 balloons were released to raise money for the mother and toddlers group

All of the 400 balloons were sold out before the event which will see some much needed new toys bought for the group.

Event organiser Jenna McRobbie told the Herald of her joy at the amount of children who turned out to see the balloon release and the day was a great success.

She said: “The day went very well. We managed to inflate the 400 balloons in just over an hour. The weather was perfect for the release and up on the hill was a great spot.

“The balloons were spotted floating high above Aberdour shortly after the release.

Up, up and away: Many of the children enjoyed the balloon release

Up, up and away: Many of the children enjoyed the balloon release

“It was great that so many kids came to see the balloons being released.”

The event was sponsored by Gray and Adams with BOC in Aberdeen providing the helium for the balloons free of charge.

Jenna added: “The best part of the day was probably the amount of kids that turned up.

“It was great to see their faces light up at the sheer amount of balloons in the net.

Getting ready: event organiser Jenna McRobbie holding the balloons before the release

Getting ready: event organiser Jenna McRobbie holding the balloons before the release

“This is something I have never seen before either so I was probably as amazed as they were.

“We have had one ticket returned from Aberdeen which is great but as its only been 3 days since the release, I’m sure we can look forward to many more.”

caption: Balloons away: 400 balloons were released to raise money for the mother and toddlers group

caption: Up, up and away: Many of the children enjoyed the balloon release

Release: The first of the balloons were released to the delight of the children and mother and toddlers group

Release: The first of the balloons were released to the delight of the children and mother and toddlers group

caption: Getting ready: event organiser Jenna McRobbie holding the balloons before the release

caption: Release: The first of the balloons were released to the delight of the children and mother and toddlers group