Balloon race to launch gala day

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AN AWARD-WINNING Mexborough florist is playing a major part in a family gala to help celebrate World Kidney Day in Doncaster.

Posies owner Jule Walker is providing balloons for a balloon race at Town Fields at 2pm on Saturday, March 24.

The balloon launch is to promote awareness of the importance of organ donation and to raise funds for gala organisers, Doncaster & Bassetlaw Kidney Association. The balloon that travels the furthest will win the ticket holder £100.

Julie said: “It is a pleasure to be able to help raise funds for Doncaster & Bassetlaw Kidney Association (DaBKA) and be part of a genuine community event.”

The gala will also feature food and trade stalls, inflatable sumo suits, face painting and penalty shoot-outs.

Other entertainment includes singing from the Town Field School choir, cheerleading, and a dance performance.