A CLOUD of 200 balloons was released into the skies over Daventry on Saturday.
They were part of a race being organised by a team from the Wincanton for Tesco warehouse on Daventry’s Royal Oak Way North.
Team leader Steve Cook said: “We originally planned to release them from the warehouse car park, but we realised somewhere a bit more open would be better, so we did it on the Headlands Spider Park. Also then the children could get involved in the whole event too.
“We blew up 200 balloons, each one had a ticket on that had been sold for £2.50.
“The kids had a great time helping blow them up and at the release as well.
“There’s a deadline for people to get in touch about where they find them, but we’ve already had a few back.
“The furthest so far has been Surrey, so that’s the distance to beat at the moment.
“Mind you, some of the balloons didn’t get quite as far as that – I got home and there was one that had landed in my back garden!
“We’ve got prizes for the top five balloons in terms of the distance travelled.
“It’s all raising money for Cancer Research, which is Tesco’s charity of the year.
“We did a duck race last year and we wanted to do something in a similar vein.”