This Sunday, in Newcastle, is the Great North Run, the world’s largest Half Marathon – and this year 5 brilliant runners will be taking part to raise funds for OCD Action!
We've had a lot of fantastic fundraisers going to amazing lengths to help OCD Action this year. It's been a while since our last update back in March, so we'd like to let you know about some of the incredible things our fundraisers have been up to since then!
Firstly, we have Leyla Ari, one of OCD Action's brilliant Helpline Volunteers. Leyla has been a part of the charity for two years, and has helped a huge number of people through her work on the Helpline.
We’re looking for people to get involved in an incredible fundraising event, the Charity Walk for Peace 2019 – and you could be one of them!
Taking part on Sunday 30th June 2019 at MK Dons Stadium, Milton Keynes, the Walk for Peace is an inspiring occasion which brings together charities from all over the country in a joyful 5 mile walk.
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:
On Wednesday 30th January, two former car designers will be setting out on an epic journey from Glasgow to Monaco (in cold, snowy January weather) in a classic open-top 1949 MG TC car… all to raise awareness of OCD and funds for OCD Action!
Reverend Adam Gompertz, a car designer-turned-pioneer-minister, and Craig Callum, director of the National Transport Design Centre, are determined to help people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder through their passion for cars.
Community Fundraising is such an integral part of OCD Action! Each year, we are overwhelmed by the amount of incredible volunteers who give up their time to raise vital funds which help us carry out our work.
Have you ever wondered what it is like to put on a big fundraising day at your company? Lorraine and Viv, employees of IGD (a research and training charity that works in the food and grocery industry), have done just that!
The UK's most thrilling comic festival is back – and OCD Action is once again the official charity!
We often have amazing fundraisers going to great lengths to help people with OCD – but it’s not often that they have equally amazing employers who match what they raise.
Kelly’s Storage, the employers of Anita Carter, are doing just that!
A storage company for the London and Surrey regions, Kelly’s Storage believes strongly in helping small charities.
This Sunday (9th September) is the Great North Run: the largest half marathon in the world, taking place in beautiful Newcastle. It’s a great time for the whole city to celebrate and enjoy the exciting run. But more importantly, it is also a great time for people to raise funds for the charities that are close to their hearts and fight for countless people who are desperate for help.