Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity grants wishes for seriously and terminally ill children across the UK aged 3-18. Every day of the year the charity gives brave and deserving young people the chance to put their illness on hold and enjoy a moment of escape. Over the last 5 years Rays of Sunshine has been a charity partner and has raised over £300,000 sponsorship from tri for life events, which has helped fulfil more than 300 wishes.

In 2015 #ELLEfit team joined the Rays of Sunshine wave at The Woburn Abbey Triahtlon. Lorraine Candy, Editor-in-Chief of ELLE wrote a blog about the day and their training.

What I can say, without taking anything away from all those amazing recreational athletes who cycled, ran and swam at speed past us on Sunday 6 September, is that actually we had a summer of laughs. We had a new adventure that was about making us healthier, happier women. Sure we’re fitter, but that was sort of a bonus.

There was of course a reduction in alcohol, cake and fast food intake, but certainly no abstinence. There were also some early-morning swims in cold, muddy lakes alongside more fiercely committed triathlon teams, and some serious front-crawl skills acquired, plus a few long evenings cursing my way up and down ‘steeper than it looks’ Primrose Hill, but really what we did is proof that you can if you think you can.