Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Shine?

We are a charity that provides support to people with Spina bifida and hydrocephalus. You can find out more about us at

What are virtual balloon races?

Our balloon races are a fun way to make a serious difference. Once you’ve bought a balloon you can view it online and personalise it. Then when the race starts you can follow its fortunes as it flies across landmarks, competing against the balloons of other Shine supporters hoping to win the race and a choice of prizes!

Further information will follow covering

  • Races
  • Payment process
  • Boosting your balloon
  • Pledging support
  • Emails and notifications

If you have any further questions, please contact us.