The year for fundraising runs is well and truly underway!
Last weekend, on Sunday 12th March, the incredible Camilla Brice ran in the Fradley 10K in Staffordshire. Camilla was running to raise awareness and funds to help people with the disorder, as the condition is very close to her heart.
We've got a lot of wonderful running events coming up this year from our fundraisers. Whether it be 10Ks, Half Marathons or Marathons, we’re hugely grateful to all the amazing people who throw their backs out to raise donations to help people with OCD through running.
And kicking off the year in running, we have the amazing Michael Darvill, who is doing a hugely impressive amount of fundraising in the short space of two months.
February has been a great month for fundraising, in no small part due to the efforts of two groups of amazing fundraisers.
One of these is the Youth Action Panel (or YAP), who put on a couple of cake sales and coffee mornings at their local schools and colleges, motivated by the desire to raise funds to enable them to put on the events which are so crucial to the YAP’s work.
Calling all Manchester music fans!
This weekend some of our loyal fundraisers are going to be putting on a concert, Artists Taking Action, to raise donations for OCD Action and awareness of the disorder.
Taking place over two nights (19th-20th February) at the city’s bustling Retro Bar, this exciting event will feature some of Manchester’s finest up-and-coming musicians.
We’re super excited about all of the amazing fundraising coming up this year, and the first event is coming from our very own Youth Action Panel. Not only are the new YAP committed to improving the lives of young people with OCD all over the country and raising awareness of the disorder, they’re also leading the way with fundraising!
Anyone who followed us last year will know that it was an incredible year for fundraising. From Tom Clancy’s three month cross-country walk to Chase and Kate’s epic cycle around Iceland to JP Morris’s year-round fundraising efforts, last year was full of people doing amazing things to help raise money to help people living with OCD.
And from the looks of things 2017 is going to be just as huge!
Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming up in the next few months:
We’re pleased to announce that our partnership with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival at their 2016 festival has been a hugely successful!
A massive celebration of comic art in all its forms, the festival took over the town of Kendal on the weekend of 14th-16th October, and OCD Action was its official charity.
Fundraising can be a great excuse to also work on your own physical wellbeing. Whether it be through running, cycling, walking or swimming, people often use their fundraising target to motivate themselves to get healthier.
The latest fundraiser to do just that is Laura Moloney, who has decided to embark on a mission to lose a massive four and a half stone for OCD Action.
We’ve had a lot of fundraisers taking on amazing physical challenges recently. While these are all incredible, all of the runs, treks, dives and cycles our fundraisers are up to can make fundraising seem absolutely exhausting, not to mention out of bounds for those who aren’t able to do a 10K or Tough Mudder.
But it doesn’t have to be like this! You can be just as brilliant a fundraiser doing something where you don’t have to get up in the small hours every morning for training.