At the start of the summer, our wonderful community fundraisers faced some pretty tough challenges in their mountaineering, peak-scaling and hill-running exploits. And as the summer draws to a close, along comes a tough challenge to challenge the toughest of tough challenges - the appropriately named ‘Tough Mudder’ being completed by Lowri Hadden on Saturday 12th September.
What an exciting month it has been for community fundraising events; first Tim's South Downs Marathon, then our fundraiser's climb up Mont Blanc, and to top it off, Alex's and James's 3 peaks challenge, which they completed last week!
Alex and James set out to run up all 3 peaks (Snowden, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis) but instead of driving between them, cycle themselves - and their equipment - from one peak to another. And that's exactly what they did!
As reported in previous news, June was the first of two mountainous months of fundraising for OCD Action.
May was an exciting month for Community Fundraising events, and the excitement will continue during June and July!
Last weekend was filled with fantastic Community Fundraising events, and OCD Action would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who was involved!
Tracey completed the Hackney Half Marathon and raised a fantastic amount of money for three charities supporting those affected by OCD and BDD! Well done! Here's a picture of Tracey with a well deserved medal!
There are lots of exciting Community Fundraising events taking place at the moment, and many people are very kindly raising money for OCD Action.
Coming up this weekend, Christian Bower and Tracey Taylor will both be taking on the challenge of running the Hackney Half Marathon.
Tracey is running to raise money for 3 fantastic charities, and we are very grateful that she has chosen OCD Action as one of them. You can donate to support Tracey by visiting her Virgin Money Giving page.
Following Jack Pridmore’s mammoth journey around England in February, Elizabeth Bailey kept OCD Action’s fundraising (and running!) momentum going in March by completing the Colchester half-marathon. All told, Elizabeth’s fantastic fundraising efforts raised over £550 to help people affected by OCD and we therefore send many congratulations and our sincere thanks to Elizabeth.
2014 was a great year for OCD Action Community Fundraising and we’d like to say a big thank you once again to the following individuals for their wonderful fundraising efforts: Tessa Bannister, Adam Cowell, Jamie Fletcher, Kelly Furzer, Morna Holmes, Emeline Matheou, Jo Morgan, Glenn Murphy, Debbie Robinson, Sam Rohde, Jo Scott and Will Spencer.
OCD Action are thrilled to announce that we have secured 5 years funding for our Advocacy Service from the Big Lottery fund. With this money, we can continue to provide Advocacy support to more people with OCD.
Click here to learn more about our Advocacy Service.
You can read our full evaluation of the current Advocacy project here.