Calling all Manchester music fans!

This weekend some of our loyal fundraisers are going to be putting on a concert, Artists Taking Action, to raise donations for OCD Action and awareness of the disorder.

Taking place over two nights (19th-20th February) at the city’s bustling...

Posted on: 16th February 2017 by: Charlie Loveday
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We’re super excited about all of the amazing fundraising coming up this year, and the first event is coming from our very own Youth Action Panel. Not only are the new YAP committed to improving the lives of young people with OCD all over the country and raising awareness of the disorder,...

Posted on: 6th February 2017 by: Charlie Loveday
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Anyone who followed us last year will know that it was an incredible year for fundraising. From Tom Clancy’s three month cross-country walk to Chase and Kate’s epic cycle around Iceland to JP Morris’s year-round fundraising efforts, last year was full of people doing amazing things to...

Posted on: 16th January 2017 by: Charlie Loveday
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We’re pleased to announce that our partnership with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival at their 2016 festival has been a hugely successful!

A massive celebration of comic art in all its forms, the festival took over the town of Kendal on the weekend of 14th-16th October, and...

Posted on: 26th October 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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Fundraising can be a great excuse to also work on your own physical wellbeing. Whether it be through running, cycling, walking or swimming, people often use their fundraising target to motivate themselves to get healthier.

The latest fundraiser to do just that is Laura Moloney, who...

Posted on: 21st October 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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We’ve had a lot of fundraisers taking on amazing physical challenges recently. While these are all incredible, all of the runs, treks, dives and cycles our fundraisers are up to can make fundraising seem absolutely exhausting, not to mention out of bounds for those who aren’t able to do a...

Posted on: 17th October 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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As OCD Awareness Week draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to draw attention to two of our recent star fundraisers!

First is Sam Parker, who a few weeks ago set out on the ambitious challenge to run three separate 10K runs on three consecutive weekends. When we last updated you,...

Posted on: 14th October 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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This weekend was the Chester Marathon, a 26 mile run through a beautiful historic city. But for John-Paul "JP" Morris, one of our fundraisers, it was much more than that: it was the culmination of a year of incredible fundraising activities the honour the memory of a great man: Daniel...

Posted on: 10th October 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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Our fundraisers are always going above and beyond to help people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Now we have someone who is so committed to the cause that she’s actually going to jump out of a plane!

Charlotte Davison, who has OCD, finds that her condition stops her from doing a...

Posted on: 3rd October 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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Last weekend was an excellent one for fundraising, mainly due to the amazing efforts of two of our OCD Action runners!

We told you last week that Annah Salter would be running the Robin Hood Half Marathon on Sunday 25th September in order to raise awareness of OCD, a disorder that...

Posted on: 30th September 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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The Hringvegurinn expedition has finished!

A couple of months ago, history students Chase Caldwell Smith and Kate Ellison bravely set out to cycle 1332km around the edge of Iceland. This wasn’t a leisurely ride, as the route included lots of busy, icy, mountainous roads and they had...

Posted on: 29th September 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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If you’re a regular follower, you’ll probably be aware of the astounding Fundraising efforts of John-Paul “JP” Morris, who has been spending the last year raising donations for OCD Action in memory of his best friend Dan Hulme. After running the Manchester 10K, putting on a successful...

Posted on: 26th September 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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OCD Action is hugely excited to announce that we are partnering with the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival as their official charity.

Taking place on the 14th-16th October, the Festival is an absolutely huge event which brings some of the biggest comic artists and writers from...

Posted on: 22nd September 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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This month two of our fantastic fundraisers will be doing two very different -- but equally challenging -- running events.

For most of us, doing a single 10K run requires a lot of effort in itself. Well meet Sam Parker, who over the next month will be running not one, not two, but...

Posted on: 16th September 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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It's been three long, challenging months, but Tom Clancy has finally made it!

As we've written about before, Tom has been embarking on a very tough challenge to raise awareness of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: for the last three months, Tom has been walking the entire length of the...

Posted on: 15th September 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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What a weekend we’ve had for fundraising!

As some of you may know, Sunday 11th September was the day of the hallowed Great North Run. The largest half-marathon in the world, the event broke records this year for featuring more people from different countries than any running event...

Posted on: 12th September 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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Want to raise money to help people with OCD just by doing your regular online shopping? Well, thanks to the website Give as you Live, you now can – and without having to spend a penny more than you are already!

The way this website works is simple: every time you shop online...

Posted on: 5th September 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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Rosemont Recruitment, the amazing Bristol-based recruitment company who chose us as their Charity of the Year, have been hard at work as always.

As we informed you all a couple of weeks ago, three members of the Rosemont team were planning to take on the Tough Mudder Half South West...

Posted on: 1st September 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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Music can change people’s lives. For many whose daily existence is consumed by the struggle with OCD, there can be no better escape than listening to a song, album or piece of music they love. So we’re thrilled to hear that one of our fundraisers, Oliver R J Woods, is going to be using...

Posted on: 22nd August 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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There are few events quite like the Great North Run. It’s the biggest running event in the UK and the largest Half Marathon in the world. Its 13.1 mile route begins in Newcastle, and takes its runners over the Tyne Bridge, through Gateshead and towards the lovely coastal town of South...

Posted on: 19th August 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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On Sunday, Richard Taylor achieved the impossible.

For someone with OCD related to contamination issues, what could be a more seemingly impossible task than crawling through five miles of mud, dirt and water, not to mention having to navigate a series of ridiculously tough obstacles...

Posted on: 11th August 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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It’s been a while since we last updated you on the continuing fundraising efforts of the wonderful Rosemont Recruitment, the recruitment company that was generous enough to choose us as their very first Charity of the Year. But that’s not to say that they’ve been resting on their laurels...

Posted on: 9th August 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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A huge well done to Rachel Bailey and Lewis Sullivan of Seek Solace, the support group for OCD and Hoarding in York.

This Sunday the two of them ran the ASDA Foundation York 10K, a tough but picturesque run through the gorgeous Northern city. And they both smashed it, raising £360...

Posted on: 8th August 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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OCD Action’s very own expedition is under way!

A few months ago, we wrote about the plans of two Cambridge students, Chase Caldwell Smith and Kate Ellison, to take on the daunting task of circumnavigating the whole of Iceland… by bicycle. Dubbed the “Hringvegurinn Expedition” (after...

Posted on: 29th July 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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The Tough Mudder. A long, gruelling obstacle course filled with 50,000 litres of mud which tests endurance, strength and teamwork. It’s enough to make even the most outdoorsy person quake in their boots.

So just imagine how tough it must be for our latest fundraiser Richard Taylor,...

Posted on: 27th July 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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At OCD Action we often have people running for us in order to raise awareness of OCD, but we don’t often get a whole support group doing one. But Seek Solace, the OCD and Hoarding Support Group for York, are planning to do just that! On Sunday 7th August they will be running the ASDA...

Posted on: 25th July 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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John O’Groats to Lands End. 1200 miles. Three months. Three countries. Three mountains. No car. No bus. No trains. Not even a bicycle!

Sounds impossible, right? No living person could possibly manage this?

Well, one of our recent fundraisers, Tom Clancy, is proving us wrong! It's 45...

Posted on: 21st July 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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It’s time for a long overdue update on a fundraiser who has moved us deeply, John-Paul “JP” Morris, and his tireless work over the last few months to honour the memory of his best friend, Dan Hulme (pictured below).

JP has been organising and participating in an astonishing...

Posted on: 21st July 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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A couple of weeks ago we wrote about two of our fundraisers, Katie Maggs and Alice Roberts, who were each taking on a 10K run in Leeds and London respectively. Two different people, in two different fine cities, were both going out of their way to help raise money and awareness for people...

Posted on: 18th July 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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Who remembers Rachel Vickers, the brave hero who was planning to spend an entire night on a tiny portaledge suspended over a cliff? Her daring challenge was scheduled for the 25th July, so you may have been wondering what happened.

Well wonder no more, for Rachel has passed the test...

Posted on: 18th July 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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Leeds and London. Two great cities, each with so much history and so much on offer.  Many differences exist between them, of course, and most Loiners and Londoners would no doubt be very divided on which is the greater city of the two.  But this weekend, Katie Maggs, in Leeds, and Alice...

Posted on: 7th July 2016 by: Philip Moore
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We’ve had a really wonderful start to the summer for fundraising! Elyse Clare Brodigan flew the flag for OCD Action in the Great Ocean Road Half Marathon in Australia, raising over $400, while John-Paul (JP) Morris (in memory of his best friend Daniel Hulme, who had OCD) threw a Doctor...

Posted on: 5th July 2016 by: Philip Moore
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Do you suffer from vertigo? You may want to look away now. Because what one of our amazing fundraisers is about to do could make even a seasoned daredevil go weak at the knees!

Rachel Vickers has OCD herself, and wanted to raise money and awareness for OCD Action in a way that would...

Posted on: 16th June 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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When we told you about Hannah Keep’s plans to swim 10km in the Great North Swim last week, a part of us couldn’t help but think “Is that even humanly possible?”

Well, the answer is a resounding yes! Hannah not only managed to complete the swim, but she completely smashed it. She...

Posted on: 14th June 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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Ever heard of Rosemont Recruitment? They’re a company that specialises in recruitment in the construction sector in Southern England and Wales. But this year, they’re also going to be recruiting their own staff to help our cause!

With any organisation, there will always be people...

Posted on: 10th June 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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With the summer coming up, it feels like a good time to go out for a swim. Hannah Keep, one of our fundraisers, is doing just that. But not just any swim: Hannah is going to be swimming a whopping 10km!

On 12th June, Hannah will be taking place in the Great North Swim. Taking place...

Posted on: 3rd June 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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It seems like our fundraisers just won’t stop coming up with mindblowingly hardcore challenges to help people with OCD! This month will see the start of the latest fundraising activity to make you go “Wait... they’re doing what?”

Posted on: 2nd June 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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All year round our wonderful fundraisers are often doing all kinds of things to raise awareness for OCD Action, but it’s not often they get declared an official expedition of the University of Cambridge!

Chase Caldwell Smith and Kate Ellison are two second year history students at...

Posted on: 20th May 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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This weekend was arguably pretty disappointing for Australia, with their last-minute Eurovision defeat at the hands of Ukraine. But fortunately, things have gone better for our very own Australian fundraiser!

Remember Elyse Clare Brodigan, who was set to run the Great Ocean Road...

Posted on: 18th May 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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We at OCD Action have been incredibly touched recently by the vast efforts of John-Paul “JP” Morris, who is planning to do no less than four huge fundraising events for OCD Action.

JP will be taking on these activities on in memory of his best friend, Dan Hulme, who sadly passed...

Posted on: 13th May 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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G’day, everyone! OCD affects people all over the world, and many of these countries don’t have much in the way of dedicated OCD charities. Although we’re a UK charity, our reach is much wider than our own country, and we get calls, emails and forum posts from all kinds of places. So it’s...

Posted on: 4th May 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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Posted on: 29th April 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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A few weeks ago we told you about the two fundraising runs that were coming up on the 17th April by the wonderful Katie and Eleanor, who were both running on behalf of friends or family with the disorder. We’ve been a while getting back to you on how they did, but don’t think that means...

Posted on: 27th April 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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We’re always giving you news about the sporting activities people are doing to raise awareness for OCD, but once in a while it’s nice to hear of other types of fundraiser. And next week, Camellia Ann Cressey will be raising awareness through the theatre, darling!

Camellia has...

Posted on: 20th April 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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OCD doesn’t just affect those who have the disorder: it can also have a huge impact on the people around them. And coming up this month we have two examples of people so inspired by those they love with the disorder that they will be taking on sponsored runs for OCD Action.

On the...

Posted on: 8th April 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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Last Sunday, Bronwen Chatman set out to run the Reading Half Marathon, along with her friend Millie, for OCD Action. But did she succeed?

You bet she did!

Bronwen managed to finish the run in an impressive 2 hours 29 minutes. Considering that beforehand she was nervous about...

Posted on: 5th April 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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Move aside superheroes: this is the really important showdown of the next few weeks. Bronwen Chatman will be running the Reading Half Marathon on 3rd April, and she’s doing it for OCD Action!

It’s always inspiring when people challenge themselves to do things like this when affected...

Posted on: 23rd March 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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We know you’re all dying to know how Dean Breed and John Rowlands, who we wrote about a couple of weeks ago, have done in their respective half marathons.

Fortunately the answer for both is “brilliantly”!

Posted on: 23rd March 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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We’ve had an outpouring of support recently from people eager to sign up to do half-marathons for OCD Action. Recently we’ve had Philippa and Charlie in Kingston and Jodie in Coventry running for us, and they’re only the beginning!

Posted on: 8th March 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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As we told you last week there were two incredible runs last weekend to raise money and awareness for people with OCD. Philippa and Charlie Marriott set out to run the Kingston Half Marathon, and Jodie Greenfield ran the Coventry one.

So we have some great news: they both succeeded...

Posted on: 3rd March 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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Jack Pridmore has done it again!

Jack has completed his gargantuan I Did My Mile challenge (which we told you about a few weeks ago) for our Week of Action. To draw attention to the way that OCD comes in many different forms, and how every person’s experience of OCD is completely...

Posted on: 3rd March 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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At OCD Action we often draw attention to fundraising events involving running, climbing or other forms of physical exercise. But this isn’t the only way to raise money and awareness for our cause. For instance, Jack Robinson is fundraising for us using his own professional medium: music...

Posted on: 23rd February 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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We may have just finished our Week of Action, but that doesn’t mean that there’s going to be an end to exciting fundraising events in the near future. Quite the opposite in fact, as we have two separate half-marathons this weekend alone!

Remember Philippa and Charlie Marriott, who...

Posted on: 23rd February 2016 by: Charlie Loveday
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We recently updated you on all of the exciting community fundraising events happening in the next few months, and now we are in February, one of those events is just a few weeks away!

Philippa and Charlie Marriott got married in August last year (congratulations!) and asked their...

Posted on: 1st February 2016 by: Olivia
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Some of you may remember Jack Pridmore, who went on a HUGE fundraising journey around every county in England this time last year.

Well, he’s back again! And he’s ready to undertake a task which is just as daunting as the last one.

On Monday 15th February (the first day of our...

Posted on: 22nd January 2016 by: Olivia
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2015 was an absolutely thrilling year for community fundraising at OCD Action! From Jack Pridmore’s epic journey around England in February, to Alex and James’s 3-peak challenge in July, to Lowri Hadden’s gruelling Tough Mudder in September, we’ve had people all year round going to great...

Posted on: 15th January 2016 by: Philip Moore
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Earlier this month we told you about Sharon MacDonald’s brave decision to run the Dublin Marathon. We’re thrilled to report that she managed to run a staggering 23.5 miles, and raised an absolutely huge £515.60 in the process! Sharon, who has had OCD for 20 years, was so passionate about...

Posted on: 29th October 2015 by: Olivia
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OCD Action has had a thrilling few weeks for events from our wonderful fundraisers! Lowri Hadden recently conquered the intense Tough Mudder, and now another of our fundraisers is taking on a less muddy – but equally tough – challenge!

Posted on: 16th October 2015 by: Olivia
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Last month we wrote about the amazing Lowri Hadden as she attempted to undertake the gruelling “Tough Mudder”, a 10-12 mile military-style obstacle course which requires strength, endurance and a healthy dose of teamwork. We’re very pleased to report that her mission was a roaring success...

Posted on: 6th October 2015 by: Olivia
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At the start of the summer, our wonderful community fundraisers faced some pretty tough challenges in their mountaineering, peak-scaling and hill-running exploits.  And as the summer draws to a close, along comes a tough challenge to challenge the toughest of tough challenges - the...

Posted on: 4th September 2015 by: Olivia
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What an exciting month it has been for community fundraising events; first Tim's South Downs Marathon, then our fundraiser's climb up Mont Blanc, and to top it off, Alex's and James's 3 peaks challenge, which they completed last week!

Alex and James set out to run up all 3 peaks (...

Posted on: 16th July 2015 by: Olivia
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As reported in previous news, June was the first of two mountainous months of fundraising for OCD Action.

Saturday June 20th saw Tim Wright’s superb effort in the South Downs Marathon, in which he finished in 99th place from a field of over 500 runners. Tim completed the marathon in...

Posted on: 3rd July 2015 by: Olivia
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June and July are mountainous months for OCD Action fundraisers! As reported in our last news article, Tim is taking part in the South Downs Marathon on 20th June, and Alex and James endeavour to complete the 3 peaks challenge in the first week of July...but it doesn't end there! Next...

Posted on: 12th June 2015 by: Olivia
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May was an exciting month for Community Fundraising events, and the excitement will continue during June and July!

In just a few short weeks on the 20th June, Tim Wright will be taking part in the South Downs Marathon in order to raise money for people affected by OCD. Tim has set...

Posted on: 4th June 2015 by: Olivia
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Last weekend was filled with fantastic Community Fundraising events, and OCD Action would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who was involved!

Tracey completed the Hackney Half Marathon and raised a fantastic amount of money for three charities supporting those affected by OCD...

Posted on: 15th May 2015 by: Olivia
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There are lots of exciting Community Fundraising events taking place at the moment, and many people are very kindly raising money for OCD Action.

Coming up this weekend, Christian Bower and Tracey Taylor will both be taking on the challenge of running the Hackney Half Marathon.

...
Posted on: 6th May 2015 by: Olivia
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Following Jack Pridmore’s mammoth journey around England in February, Elizabeth Bailey kept OCD Action’s fundraising (and running!) momentum going in March by completing the Colchester half-marathon. All told, Elizabeth’s fantastic fundraising efforts raised over £550 to help people...

Posted on: 24th April 2015 by: Olivia
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2014 was a great year for OCD Action Community Fundraising and we’d like to say a big thank you once again to the following individuals for their wonderful fundraising efforts: Tessa Bannister, Adam Cowell, Jamie Fletcher, Kelly Furzer, Morna Holmes, Emeline Matheou, Jo Morgan, Glenn...

Posted on: 19th March 2015 by: Olivia
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OCD Action are thrilled to announce that we have secured 5 years funding for our Advocacy Service from the Big Lottery fund. With this money, we can continue to provide Advocacy support to more people with OCD. 

Click here to learn more about our Advocacy Service. ...

Posted on: 3rd March 2015 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action, Fundraising

There have been some fantastic Community Fundraising events happening recently and some really exciting ones are coming up.

A huge thanks to Jo Morgan who ran the Robin Hood Half Marathon recently and to Kelly Furzer, who has now completed her mega bike ride from Land's End to John...

Posted on: 16th October 2014 by: Olivia
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OCD Action’s Community Fundraising team has some more fantastic events coming up soon …

First of all, Kelly Furzer’s massive cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats gets under way this Saturday, 6th September.  Kelly has already raised more than £2,000 for OCD Action this year,...

Posted on: 2nd September 2014 by: Olivia
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Fundraising website 'JustGiving' has recently added a 'Care' button which enables people to show support for their chosen charity.  If OCD Action gets over 100 'cares' in August we could be in with the chance of winning £1,000 for our Charity.  To show your support, simply visit OCD...

Posted on: 13th August 2014 by: Olivia
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