On Saturday 3rd June, in the prestigious Glasgow Film Theatre, a truly special event will be held to celebrate the life and memory of Kenneth Turlewicz.
Kenneth was an actor, writer and director in the Glasgow cultural scene who was known for his inspiration, optimism, fellowship, goodness and humour. But he was also affected by the debilitating condition of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which had a highly damaging effect on his life and contributed to his tragic and untimely death.
Coming up this weekend, on Sunday 28th May, is the Edinburgh Marathon. Once voted the UK's fastest marathon, this 26 mile behemoth through the beautiful Scottish capital is not for the faint of heart. And we have not one, not two, but THREE wonderful people who will be running in this event for OCD Action.
Were you wondering what exciting fundraising events were going on this weekend?
Step forward Daisy Sidwell! Tomorrow, on Saturday 20th May, Daisy will be, along with her friend Paris, running in the Colour Obstacle Rush in Windsor.
We recently let you know about the fundraising exploits of Molly Sandford-Ward, who ran in the Great Edinburgh 5 Mile run on Sunday 23rd April. Molly was taking part in this fabulous event in order to raise awareness about what she believes to be the two major misconceptions about OCD: what the disorder actually is, and how severe it is for those who live with it.
The London Marathon isn't the only fundraising event going on this weekend!
While OCD Action doesn’t have anyone running for us in the Marathon this year, we have some fundraisers who are doing amazing things in their own right.
For example, on the same day as the Marathon, 23rd April, the brilliant Molly Sandford-Ward is going to be taking part in the Great Edinburgh Run, a 5 mile course that passes some of the biggest landmarks in Edinburgh, such as the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Scottish Parliament Building and Edinburgh Castle.
Last week we told you about our Helpline Co-ordinator Christian Bower, who decided that running the Helpline wasn't enough: he was also going to run a Marathon!
Christian took on the Herculean task of competing in the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 9th April. And we’re delighted to announce that he absolutely smashed it!
16 year old Abbi Willetts and her sister Saskia are truly going the distance to help people with OCD.
Abbi has had OCD since she was four years old, and is determined to help others who are in the same position. So this summer Abbi and Saskia will be walking a whopping 48 miles to raise awareness of the condition and donations to OCD Action.
The course itself is four miles long, but Abbi felt it was important to walk around the course 12 times: one lap for each year she has lived with OCD.
Last week, we told you that Katherine Ratcliffe, and her partner Lee, were going to be taking place in the Xrunner Wild Mud Run on Saturday 1st April. A long, challenging obstacle course with a plethora of challenging obstacles, it promised to be a truly exciting event.
So we're pleased to report that Katherine and Lee not only completed the course, but they managed to raise an incredible £335 for OCD Action in the process!