World Vision at the Hessentag

The Charity World Vision, whose German office is in Friedrichsdorf, have a stand in Hall 2 of the Landesausstellung at the Hessentag in Oberursel.

Visitors can find out about the charity’s work and also how to sponsor a child in a third-world country.

There is also the chance to win a ride in a hot air balloon.  To do so, children are asked to draw or write a wish for all the children in the World.  This is then attached to a helium filled balloon and taken outside the hall to be released.

The World Vision stand at the Hessentag in Oberursel

At the World Vision stand, putting one half of the postcard into a box for safe keeping before releasing the balloon

Today the wind was quite strong, so the balloons should travel quite  a good distance, which is lucky as it is a Weitflug-Wettbewerb, ie. it is the balloon that flies the furthers and from which the attached postcard gets returned that wins.

As is usual with the World Vision partnerships, the child’s address is not on the postcard itself.  This will be returned to the charity’s offices and from there it will be matched up with the winner’s address.


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Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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