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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
Categories Fundraising

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
Categories Fundraising

A few months ago, OCD Action were delighted to be awarded three years funding from the Big Lottery Fund, to expand our Better Together Project so it's Even Better Together. As the demand for support groups continues to increase, Keira and the EBT team have been working hard to support the...

Posted on: 26th July 2016 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action

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
Categories Fundraising

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
Categories Fundraising

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
Categories Fundraising

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
Categories Fundraising

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
Categories Fundraising

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
Categories Fundraising

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
Categories Fundraising