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Balloon race.

The Birmingham office of a national property consultancy has raised more than PS500 for a housing charity with a sponsored balloon race.

Staff from Bruton Knowles with members of Harborne Parish Lands Charity (HPLC), released more than 100 red helium balloons, each backed for PS5 and tagged with sponsor details. The balloon that travels furthest wins a hamper.

The money will be donated to HPLC to provide social housing and give grants to care organisations in Harborne, Smethwick, Quinton and Bearwood.

David Walton, an associate at Bruton Knowles in Birmingham, said: "Bruton Knowles celebrated its 150th anniversary last year and we wanted to do something locally to commemorate the milestone while raising money for charity at the same time.

"We already have an excellent relationship with HPLC as it's a long standing client of Bruton Knowles."

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Pictured, front from left, are David Walton and Lynda Bending from HPLC, with Adam Rock, Matt Kitson, David Pugh and Ian Pitt from Bruton Knowles and Julie Boardman from HPLC
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Jan 31, 2013
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