What an incredible start to 2019 when it comes to fundraising!
Our fundraisers are an important part of OCD Action. Without the donations they raise through their fabulous events, OCD Action would not be able to carry out all the work we do. It can also be very beneficial for the fundraisers themselves, who often live with OCD, and find training for a run or preparing an event can be a big help for their physical and mental health.
Here are some of the great things people have been up to in the first few months of 2019 to help raise money for OCD Action:
Cath Weeks did Dry January with a purpose! Not only did she give up alcohol, but she also went vegan AND walked 60 miles per week. Cath raised a whopping £1,502.50! Cath has aimed to raise awareness for the often-misunderstood condition of OCD, which has affected a family member. She hopes that children who display symptoms of the condition can receive treatment earlier on in life.
Reverend Adam Gompertz and Craig Callum raised a huge £3,682.71 taking part in a Monte Carlo Classique Adventure from January 30th to February 2nd! Their road trip was an epic 1000 mile drive all the way from Scotland to Monaco, which they excelled in with the wonderful support of Blue Diamond Riley Services. What’s more, Adam featured in a slot on BBC Radio Shropshire talking about his fundraiser, helping to raise awareness about OCD beyond the OCD Action community.
Congratulations to Joel French who raised a huge £1,910.63 for OCD Action on the Olympic Park Half Marathon. Joel’s wife Kim has suffered from OCD for many years and only relatively recently has begun to deal it, particularly since the birth of their daughter. No doubt Joel’s contribution will go far in raising awareness about OCD as well as helping those who are dealing with the illness!
And last but certainly not least, the amazing Carrie Johnson completed the Brighton Half Marathon raising £406.25 in total. Carrie was inspired by the fact that £100 is able to train a Helpline volunteer. The Helpline volunteers are at the forefront of providing practical and emotional support to those impacted by OCD. Carrie’s generous donation will go a long way in helping people access the support they need and changing lives.
Lastly, we’d like to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has set up a Birthday Fundraiser on Facebook. There are 31 of you so far, and we hope many more to come as the year goes on! If you'd like to set up your own, all you need to do is visit the OCD Action Facebook page and click "Create Fundraiser"!
Thank you so much to all of our wonderful, wonderful fundraisers. Each and every one of you are incredible and do a lot to help people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. We wouldn't be able to carry out our work without you, so you should all feel very proud.
Are you inspired by what you've read? Want to get involved yourself? Just get in touch with us at email@example.com or call the office on 020 7253 5272 and we'll give you all the support you need to get started!