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Help us to help Alder Hey Children's Hospital to raise £30m for life-saving medical equipment, research and facilities to make the brand new Alder Hey a truly world leading hospital for families across UK. They care for over 275,000 children and young people every year. They are a designated national centre for neuro and craniofacial surgery. A regional centre for burns injuries and a Centre of Excellence of children with cancer, heart, spinal and brain disease. Help them to maintain their excellent standard and more to care for our future - the children.
We are sending ‘well wishes messages’ from the patients, their families and friends to the stratosphere (up to 100,000 ft) with a captive unmanned gas balloon on the 8th August 2015 (weather permitting). Three GoPro Cameras will also be sent to capture this epic journey. This project is educational, scientific, exigent and most importantly, it is for good cause. The challenge is to send the balloon and equipment up near space and back. Up in the stratosphere, we will be facing -60 degree Celsius challenging condition. The cameras will be set up to record both pictures and videos for the whole journey which will last for about 2.5 hours. When the balloon reaches certain height, it will burst due to the thin air pressure. The equipment inside the payload box will fall back to earth with the attached parachute. Our next challenging job is to try to relocate it which could be hundreds of miles away from the launch site. We are glad that we have the support from Chris Hillcox (www.nearspacephotography.co.uk). It is a challenging project for all our photographic society members.
We want to raise as much money as possible so they can provide the best care and services to their patients and family. Your generosity will make a difference. Thank you in advance for your support.
Liverpool Chinatown Photographic Society