Community Fundraising Roundup

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 affected by OCD and we therefore send many congratulations and our sincere thanks to Elizabeth.

Next in line to take fundraising centre stage are Janine Wood and Jay Bartlett-Massingham. Janine and three of her friends - Justine, Kalie, and Jemma - will be running in the 'Black Light Run’ in Cheltenham on 2nd May. They’re doing this as a way of celebrating Janine’s birthday - and also to raise funds to help people affected by OCD, of course - and their fundraising has so far succeeded in bringing in almost £700. As for Jay, he is just 8 years old (though will be 9 soon) and he’s going to be riding two 50 mile rides (run by Pedal Norfolk) over Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May.  Jay has only just got started with his fundraising but has already succeeded in raising the fantastic amount of almost £200 to help people affected by OCD!

If you’d like to support Janine in her birthday-inspired fundraising efforts and also support our youngest ever fundraiser, Jay, please do visit their fundraising pages, here:

After Janine’s and Jay’s weekend of action and fundraising over 2/3 May, we won’t have to wait long for more of the same, as both Christian Bower and Tracey Taylor are taking part in the Hackney Half Marathon on Sunday 10th May.   Both Christian and Tracey have already raised good sums of money through their campaigns, and there’ll be a little more on this site about their efforts a little nearer the time of their runs. But, for now, please don’t delay in giving them both your support on their respective fundraising pages:

We send all the best to Janine, Jay, Christian and Tracey in their forthcoming events and our sincere thanks to all of them

If you’d like to raise funds for people with OCD, please do get in touch with us either to chat through your ideas or to get some suggestions.  You can contact Philip at or on 020 7253 5272, and we look forward to hearing from you.