A few weeks ago we told you about the two fundraising runs that were coming up on the 17th April by the wonderful Katie and Eleanor, who were both running on behalf of friends or family with the disorder. We’ve been a while getting back to you on how they did, but don’t think that means they didn’t happen! Quite the opposite: they both took part in their runs, and they both smashed it!
We’re always giving you news about the sporting activities people are doing to raise awareness for OCD, but once in a while it’s nice to hear of other types of fundraiser. And next week, Camellia Ann Cressey will be raising awareness through the theatre, darling!
OCD doesn’t just affect those who have the disorder: it can also have a huge impact on the people around them. And coming up this month we have two examples of people so inspired by those they love with the disorder that they will be taking on sponsored runs for OCD Action.
Last Sunday, Bronwen Chatman set out to run the Reading Half Marathon, along with her friend Millie, for OCD Action. But did she succeed?
You bet she did!
Move aside superheroes: this is the really important showdown of the next few weeks. Bronwen Chatman will be running the Reading Half Marathon on 3rd April, and she’s doing it for OCD Action!
It’s always inspiring when people challenge themselves to do things like this when affected by OCD themselves, and Bronwen’s JustGiving page has a hugely inspiring story.
We know you’re all dying to know how Dean Breed and John Rowlands, who we wrote about a couple of weeks ago, have done in their respective half marathons.
Fortunately the answer for both is “brilliantly”!
We’ve had an outpouring of support recently from people eager to sign up to do half-marathons for OCD Action. Recently we’ve had Philippa and Charlie in Kingston and Jodie in Coventry running for us, and they’re only the beginning!
As we told you last week there were two incredible runs last weekend to raise money and awareness for people with OCD. Philippa and Charlie Marriott set out to run the Kingston Half Marathon, and Jodie Greenfield ran the Coventry one.
So we have some great news: they both succeeded!
Jack Pridmore has done it again!
Jack has completed his gargantuan I Did My Mile challenge (which we told you about a few weeks ago) for our Week of Action. To draw attention to the way that OCD comes in many different forms, and how every person’s experience of OCD is completely different, Jack travelled 24 very different and equally challenging miles in a single day – and raised a huge amount of money in the process!
At OCD Action we often draw attention to fundraising events involving running, climbing or other forms of physical exercise. But this isn’t the only way to raise money and awareness for our cause. For instance, Jack Robinson is fundraising for us using his own professional medium: music!