Sunbeams Trio Leap for Lily and raise £1,700!

August 2014

On 2nd August 2014, Sally, Liesl and Claire completed Total Warrior 2014 at Shap in the Lake District.
The event was a 10km race, interspersed with Military style obstacles.

The three completed it in memory of beautiful Lily Goad who enjoyed coming to Sunbeams Music Sessions. She is dearly missed and always in our thoughts.


We want to dedicate a room in her memory in The Sunbeams Music Centre.
The Centre will help us continue to provide Community Music Sessions
to children like Lily for years to come

We did it on just over 2 and a half (very muddy and wet) hours! A very respectable time.


When we woke up on the day of the event, our hearts sank. It had been raining all the previous day and through the night and we knew the course was going to be twice as hard because of it. And we were right!

We got ourselves to Shap, and because we were the last wave to attempt the course (thousands competed!) we knew it was going to be in a terrible state. We were greeted with the sight of hundreds of bedraggled Warriors who had already run the course, and we were reluctant to leave the warmth of our cars. But we forged on!

Finally we lined up in torrential rain and waited our turn, keeping each other’s spirits up and trying to stay warm, and then something rather magical happened…

Just before we set of the rain stopped, the clouds began to lift and we completed most of the course in sunshine and at the finish line were presented with a stunning rainbow stretched out across the fells.
So we know that Lily was looking after us, making sure we got round in one piece.

The course began with us running up and down a steep hill before jumping over fire pits into a plunge pool. We went on to face…10 foot walls; swollen rivers; electrocution; log carrying; monkey bars over skips of ice water; balance beams; tunnels; cargo nets; barbed wire; and mud, mud and more mud!

It was amazing fun to do it as a team, in aid of Sunbeams and in Lily’s memory.
She would have thought we were totally mad!

Because of some very generous giving by family and friends, we have raised £1,700 for Lily’s Room in the Sunbeams Centre. Special mention goes to Lily's Auntie Sandra, the Goad family, the Forsyth family and all their friends and relations who raised an incredible £588.50, which smashed our original target.

We can’t wait to get started on the Sunbeams Music Centre,
which is due to begin construction towards the end of 2014

Donations for our challenge, and for Lily’s room can still be given at

Thank you so much to all who supported us!

Roll on next year!

Sally, Liesl & Claire



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