Walk this Way

The blazing heat of Britain’s summertime may be starting to cool down, but that doesn’t mean the fundraising is slowing down too! Check out these two inspirational fundraisers coming up in the next couple of weeks, both of whom are ready to take on some new challenges to raise money for those who have lives affected by the devastating OCD.


Susan and Ciaran Barker are a mother and son who will be taking on a 10K walk on 25th August to raise funds for two wonderful charities that are close to their hearts: OCD Action and Young Minds. Sue and Ciaran will start from the station at Amberley, taking a beautiful riverside route to the town of Arundel with its gorgeous castle -  what a trip! They have set a £100 fundraising goal, and have already smashed the figure before they’ve even begun their journey.

Thank you Sue and Ciaran, and best of luck for Saturday!

Check out Sue and Ciaran's fundraising page, and show them how much their support means.


Around the same time, Cee and Mark Symons, along with Pippin the dog, are planning to walk the 200 mile Sussex Hospices Trail which is a circular walk encompassing both East and West Sussex! Recently, they have been training themselves in the Pyrenees, braving the steep slopes and blazing heat. They will keep up with the training in the next couple weeks and be fully prepared for the big challenge waiting in Sussex Hospices Trail.

Cee and Mark wrote:
We're so hoping that the hills of Sussex won't feel like the mountains of the Pyrenees and, for Pippin's sake, we're hoping things might cool down just a little!

So far, they have already raised an incredible £1,022.50, far surpassing their target of £800. They decided to split the funds among three chosen organizations: The Martlets Hospice, Tommy’s and of course OCD Action.

Thank you so much, Cee, Mark and Pippin, and best of luck!

Donate to Cee, Mark and Pippin's fundraising page, and thank them for all their hard work.


Inspired by these stories, and want to do your own fundraising? Just get in touch with our Lead Fundraiser at charlie@ocdaction.org.uk.


Article by Terry Li Xiang Zhen