The John Fisher School in Purley invited us to participate in their annual Fete on Sunday 6th May to raise funds and awareness for The CCT’s Lily Pad Appeal. We were very fortunate that John Viner was able to bring his hot air balloon, and there was great excitement when the frog shaped balloon was unfurled and inflated. Although a little breezy at first, the wind soon dropped and guests at the Fete were able to take a ride in the basket. The beautiful weather and great location meant that balloonists were able to see across to the City of London and make out The Shard and other buildings, as well as having a great view of the surrounding area. £350 was raised for the Lily Pad Appeal, and we would like to thank John, Paula and the balloon team for all their hard work, and the John Fisher Association for inviting us on the day.