London Marathon 2018: David Goldstone

The new year has just begun, and 2018 already looks like it's going to be an amazing year for fundraising. And here's some fantastic news to kick it off!

For the first time ever, OCD Action will have somebody running in the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 22nd April. We're thrilled to announce that the person who will be donning the OCD Action logo and taking on this 26 mile behemoth is the incredible David Goldstone!

King for a Month

Could you give up something you love for a month to help people with OCD?

Alasdair King is doing just that!

For the whole of October, Alasdair will be giving up alcohol in order to raise money for OCD Action. As you can see from the picture, he's now on a strictly tea-only regime for the whole month... and look how thrilled he is about it!

Nevis Too Much

On Friday 1st September 2017, four daring 13 year old boys set out to conquer the highest mountain in the British Isles.

Abe, Ben, Jonah and Malakai were inspired to take on Ben Nevis by the experiences of a family friend who suffers from severe OCD. Knowing from experience that many with this disorder would not be able to climb a mountain themselves, the boys decided to climb one in their name, and raise money for OCD Action and Brain Tumour Research in doing so. It's no mean feat: at a towering 4,411 feet, only the strongest of willed can make it to the top.

Climb Every Mountain

Next week, on Friday 1st September, four 13 year old boys will be taking on an absolutely incredible challenge.

Abe Yantin, Jonah Horne, Ben Goodkind and Malakai Shaffer are no strangers to inspirational feats: last year they climbed the towering Mount Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales. Not satisfied with such an already momentous feat, they decided that they'd spend the next two years taking on Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike in a "Three Peaks in Three Years" challenge, raising money for a different charity each year!

Ann's Amazing Abseil!

Our fundraisers are always going to incredible heights to help people with OCD. But sometimes, as in the case of the amazing Ann Cairns, they go to literal heights too!

Ann has long been a supporter of OCD Action, being one of our Awareness Champions. A member of her family lives with the condition, so she knows as much as anyone how devastating it can be and how great the need is for appropriate services.

The British 10K: A Day to Remember

On Sunday 9th July was the British 10K, the morning where the centre of London is shut down for one big running-themed street party! And for OCD Action it was one of the absolute highlights of the year for fundraising! There were eight wonderful fundraisers running for OCD Action, and all of them did amazingly well despite the blazing heat. There was an amazing atmosphere on the day, as our staff and volunteers turned up to cheer the incredible people on.