It’s been a while since we last updated you on the continuing fundraising efforts of the wonderful Rosemont Recruitment, the recruitment company that was generous enough to choose us as their very first Charity of the Year. But that’s not to say that they’ve been resting on their laurels!
A huge well done to Rachel Bailey and Lewis Sullivan of Seek Solace, the support group for OCD and Hoarding in York.
This Sunday the two of them ran the ASDA Foundation York 10K, a tough but picturesque run through the gorgeous Northern city. And they both smashed it, raising £360 and £80 respectively for OCD Action, adding up to a whopping £500 including Gift Aid!
Here is a photo of the two of them during the event:
OCD Action’s very own expedition is under way!
A few months ago, we wrote about the plans of two Cambridge students, Chase Caldwell Smith and Kate Ellison, to take on the daunting task of circumnavigating the whole of Iceland… by bicycle. Dubbed the “Hringvegurinn Expedition” (after the Icelandic word for “ring road”) and assigned official expedition status by the University of Cambridge, Chase and Kate were set to cycle a gut-wrenching 1332km through the rocky, icy, natural hazard-strewn paths that make up the titular ring road.
The Tough Mudder. A long, gruelling obstacle course filled with 50,000 litres of mud which tests endurance, strength and teamwork. It’s enough to make even the most outdoorsy person quake in their boots.
So just imagine how tough it must be for our latest fundraiser Richard Taylor, who has struggled with contamination issues since he was 15, to take on the challenge!
At OCD Action we often have people running for us in order to raise awareness of OCD, but we don’t often get a whole support group doing one. But Seek Solace, the OCD and Hoarding Support Group for York, are planning to do just that! On Sunday 7th August they will be running the ASDA Foundation York 10K.
John O’Groats to Lands End. 1200 miles. Three months. Three countries. Three mountains. No car. No bus. No trains. Not even a bicycle!
Sounds impossible, right? No living person could possibly manage this?
Well, one of our recent fundraisers, Tom Clancy, is proving us wrong! It's 45 days since he set out from the northernmost peak of Scotland, and he’s already made it to Liverpool. And he's showing no signs of stopping any time soon.
It’s time for a long overdue update on a fundraiser who has moved us deeply, John-Paul “JP” Morris, and his tireless work over the last few months to honour the memory of his best friend, Dan Hulme (pictured below).
JP has been organising and participating in an astonishing amount of events since May, and his work is far from being over.
A couple of weeks ago we wrote about two of our fundraisers, Katie Maggs and Alice Roberts, who were each taking on a 10K run in Leeds and London respectively. Two different people, in two different fine cities, were both going out of their way to help raise money and awareness for people with OCD.
It brings us great pleasure to report that both cities lived up to their lofty aims, despite the fact that both Katie and Alice faced unforeseen challenges on top of what they were already planning.
Who remembers Rachel Vickers, the brave hero who was planning to spend an entire night on a tiny portaledge suspended over a cliff? Her daring challenge was scheduled for the 25th July, so you may have been wondering what happened.
Well wonder no more, for Rachel has passed the test with flying colours!