It has been a tough few months for many of us and even tougher for the key workers out there.
But now you could give them a chance of a lifetime with a hot air balloon ride. A Bristol-based hot air balloon company is offering key workers from Gloucestershire the chance to fly in a hot air balloon.
Derek Maltby is the pilot of the Bristol Blue Balloon which is sponsored by Business West, Destination Bristol and UWE and Derek and his colleagues are keen to offer something special to unsung heroes by putting on a balloon ‘fly-out’ where a number of like-minded balloonists from the region’s balloon club, have volunteered to offer flights to Key Workers or Carers who have been working hard during the lockdown.
Derek said: “We are so grateful to those people who have continued to work for us all in the region during the lockdown and with the gifts, skills and assets we have, felt we could show our thanks in a tangible way.
“A balloon flight is on a ‘bucket list’ wish for many people so this could be a special treat for someone who has worked hard over the past months to support their community.”
Any Key Worker or Carer can be nominated and these could include school staff, postal workers, refuse collectors and those working in retail and more.
You can nominate your Gloucestershire key worker here.