Let Them Eat Cake

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 10K or Tough Mudder.

But it doesn’t have to be like this! You can be just as brilliant a fundraiser doing something where you don’t have to get up in the small hours every morning for training.

Daniel Mann is a recent example of someone who went to a huge effort to help people with OCD by fundraising in his own community… by putting on a cake sale!

Daniel works at the Co-op in Western Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, and realised that using his workplace to put on a sale would be the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about OCD, which he considers “poorly understood”, and raise some donations for OCD Action in the process!

With the help of his colleagues, Daniel sold a selection of delicious cakes on a stand at the Co-op (pictured below). And the event was a huge success: not only do the cakes look amazing, but Daniel and his crew managed to raise (with, as Daniel says, “more than a little help from our generous customers!”) a whopping £101.04!

So thank you Daniel, and we hope everyone enjoyed the cakes!

This is a perfect example of someone using their own environment and community to do their bit to help people with OCD. The workplace environment is a fantastic fundraising opportunity.

If you work in a public place, like a shop, cafe or bank, why not try putting on your own sale? After all, who doesn’t love cakes? And even if you don’t have time or energy for something like this you could do something smaller like asking your employer if you can keep a collection tin at the till. You’d be surprised just how much you can raise through the loose change of generous customers!

If you’d like some ideas or to know more, then get in touch with me at charlie@ocdaction.org.uk or call on 020 7253 5272. We can’t wait to hear what our incredible future fundraisers are up to!