A high-altitude and creative digital fundraising solution for this UK-based charity

We worked with Shine, the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus charity, to build an online fundraising platform and raise much needed revenue for the charity – built using Symfony and some clever real-time weather and mapping data, we delivered a unique and innovative solution…

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Project Features

Bespoke charity platform

We love working with charities to come up with innovative ways to help them raise funds - and this Virtual Balloon Race was a great project to work on!

Customise your balloon

This project was great - balloon dogs, fabric patterns and graphs galore - all with the aim to make a fun experience for balloon sponsors.

Mapping data

Weather-adjusted balloon progress shown on maps, with the ability to drill down and discover the stats behind an individual balloon


Real-time weather data

Real-time weather data affects the progression, direction and speed of race balloons


Social boost

Using social media, users can "boost" their balloons to try and win


Realtime tracking

Racers can log in and see realtime tracking of their balloons and past race data

Ongoing support and advice has been on point

  • Very keen and willing to build to the spec required to enable Shine, a local charity, to enhance our donor experience and ongoing support and advice has been on point.

    Asif Shaheed - Shine

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