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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
Categories Fundraising

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
Categories Fundraising

OCD Action's Advocacy for OCD Service is the only one of its kind in the UK. Run by our Advocacy Manager Collette, Lead Advocate Rochelle, and hard working team of volunteers, the service provides a voice for people in need, helps them secure their rights and fight discrimination.

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Posted on: 18th August 2016 by: Olivia
Categories Get involved

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
Categories Fundraising

A little while ago, we told you about Perfect, a new play which aimed to dispel myths about OCD, written by our very own Regional Volunteer, Jeremy Allen and performed by the Saturday Matinee Company (SatMatCo). Having OCD himself, Jeremy was keen to raise awareness of the condition...

Posted on: 11th August 2016 by: Olivia
Categories Media & Awareness

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
Categories Fundraising

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
Categories Fundraising

In the last few years, we have seen a huge increase in people taking on fundraising challenges to raise money for OCD Action and raise awareness of OCD. They are such an integral part of our team, and without their support and dedication, we could not carry out the work we do.

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Posted on: 4th August 2016 by: Olivia
Categories OCD Action