We’re super excited about all of the amazing fundraising coming up this year, and the first event is coming from our very own Youth Action Panel. Not only are the new YAP committed to improving the lives of young people with OCD all over the country and raising awareness of the disorder, they’re also leading the way with fundraising!
Anyone who followed us last year will know that it was an incredible year for fundraising. From Tom Clancy’s three month cross-country walk to Chase and Kate’s epic cycle around Iceland to JP Morris’s year-round fundraising efforts, last year was full of people doing amazing things to help raise money to help people living with OCD.
And from the looks of things 2017 is going to be just as huge!
Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming up in the next few months:
We’re pleased to announce that our partnership with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival at their 2016 festival has been a hugely successful!
A massive celebration of comic art in all its forms, the festival took over the town of Kendal on the weekend of 14th-16th October, and OCD Action was its official charity.
Fundraising can be a great excuse to also work on your own physical wellbeing. Whether it be through running, cycling, walking or swimming, people often use their fundraising target to motivate themselves to get healthier.
The latest fundraiser to do just that is Laura Moloney, who has decided to embark on a mission to lose a massive four and a half stone for OCD Action.
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.
This weekend was the Chester Marathon, a 26 mile run through a beautiful historic city. But for John-Paul "JP" Morris, one of our fundraisers, it was much more than that: it was the culmination of a year of incredible fundraising activities the honour the memory of a great man: Daniel Hulme.
Today is the one year anniversary of Dan’s passing. Dan (pictured below) lived with OCD, and JP looked up to him like a brother.
Our fundraisers are always going above and beyond to help people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Now we have someone who is so committed to the cause that she’s actually going to jump out of a plane!
Charlotte Davison, who has OCD, finds that her condition stops her from doing a lot of the thrill-seeking activities she loves. So, on top of raising awareness, she wants to do a challenge that allows her to overcome her fears and get an exciting experience out of it.
Last weekend was an excellent one for fundraising, mainly due to the amazing efforts of two of our OCD Action runners!
We told you last week that Annah Salter would be running the Robin Hood Half Marathon on Sunday 25th September in order to raise awareness of OCD, a disorder that her sister lives with.
The Hringvegurinn expedition has finished!
A couple of months ago, history students Chase Caldwell Smith and Kate Ellison bravely set out to cycle 1332km around the edge of Iceland. This wasn’t a leisurely ride, as the route included lots of busy, icy, mountainous roads and they had to deal with unpredictable, tempestuous weather. This was such a big deal that it was designated an official expedition of the University of Cambridge.