We’re looking for people to get involved in an incredible fundraising event, the Charity Walk for Peace 2018 – and you could be one of them!
Taking part on Sunday 29th April 2018 in Royal Windsor Great Park, Surrey, the Walk for Peace is an inspiring occasion which brings together charities from all over the country in a joyful 5 mile walk.
The new year has just begun, and 2018 already looks like it's going to be an amazing year for fundraising. And here's some fantastic news to kick it off!
For the first time ever, OCD Action will have somebody running in the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 22nd April. We're thrilled to announce that the person who will be donning the OCD Action logo and taking on this 26 mile behemoth is the incredible David Goldstone!
Christmas and the end of the year may be nearing, but we're still being amazed by the work of our fabulous fundraisers! This weekend, two special events will be happening.
Calling all comic book fans! The country's most exciting comic festival is back, and OCD Action is once again the official charity!
Could you give up something you love for a month to help people with OCD?
Alasdair King is doing just that!
For the whole of October, Alasdair will be giving up alcohol in order to raise money for OCD Action. As you can see from the picture, he's now on a strictly tea-only regime for the whole month... and look how thrilled he is about it!
This weekend, we have two events coming up from our brilliant fundraisers!
On Friday 1st September 2017, four daring 13 year old boys set out to conquer the highest mountain in the British Isles.
Abe, Ben, Jonah and Malakai were inspired to take on Ben Nevis by the experiences of a family friend who suffers from severe OCD. Knowing from experience that many with this disorder would not be able to climb a mountain themselves, the boys decided to climb one in their name, and raise money for OCD Action and Brain Tumour Research in doing so. It's no mean feat: at a towering 4,411 feet, only the strongest of willed can make it to the top.
Next week, on Friday 1st September, four 13 year old boys will be taking on an absolutely incredible challenge.
Abe Yantin, Jonah Horne, Ben Goodkind and Malakai Shaffer are no strangers to inspirational feats: last year they climbed the towering Mount Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales. Not satisfied with such an already momentous feat, they decided that they'd spend the next two years taking on Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike in a "Three Peaks in Three Years" challenge, raising money for a different charity each year!
Our fundraisers are always going to incredible heights to help people with OCD. But sometimes, as in the case of the amazing Ann Cairns, they go to literal heights too!
Ann has long been a supporter of OCD Action, being one of our Awareness Champions. A member of her family lives with the condition, so she knows as much as anyone how devastating it can be and how great the need is for appropriate services.