Do you suffer from vertigo? You may want to look away now. Because what one of our amazing fundraisers is about to do could make even a seasoned daredevil go weak at the knees!
Rachel Vickers has OCD herself, and wanted to raise money and awareness for OCD Action in a way that would allow her to push herself to her limit. So on Saturday 25th June, she’s going to be doing a particularly daring exploit.
When we told you about Hannah Keep’s plans to swim 10km in the Great North Swim last week, a part of us couldn’t help but think “Is that even humanly possible?”
Well, the answer is a resounding yes! Hannah not only managed to complete the swim, but she completely smashed it. She managed to complete it in 3 hours 45 minutes, which is a lot of time to be in freezing cold water in the middle of the Lake District!
Ever heard of Rosemont Recruitment? They’re a company that specialises in recruitment in the construction sector in Southern England and Wales. But this year, they’re also going to be recruiting their own staff to help our cause!
With any organisation, there will always be people working in their midst who have debilitating and often invisible mental health issues. In Rosemont’s case, one of their employees is affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
With the summer coming up, it feels like a good time to go out for a swim. Hannah Keep, one of our fundraisers, is doing just that. But not just any swim: Hannah is going to be swimming a whopping 10km!
On 12th June, Hannah will be taking place in the Great North Swim. Taking place in the gorgeous Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park, the event is the biggest open water swimming event in Europe. It’s equivalent to around 400 laps of a 25m pool, so not one for the faint-hearted!
It seems like our fundraisers just won’t stop coming up with mindblowingly hardcore challenges to help people with OCD! This month will see the start of the latest fundraising activity to make you go “Wait... they’re doing what?”
All year round our wonderful fundraisers are often doing all kinds of things to raise awareness for OCD Action, but it’s not often they get declared an official expedition of the University of Cambridge!
Chase Caldwell Smith and Kate Ellison are two second year history students at Gonville and Caius, Cambridge. You may remember Caius for their impressive University Challenge win last summer, but just wait until you hear what Chase and Kate have in store this year!
This weekend was arguably pretty disappointing for Australia, with their last-minute Eurovision defeat at the hands of Ukraine. But fortunately, things have gone better for our very own Australian fundraiser!
We at OCD Action have been incredibly touched recently by the vast efforts of John-Paul “JP” Morris, who is planning to do no less than four huge fundraising events for OCD Action.
JP will be taking on these activities on in memory of his best friend, Dan Hulme, who sadly passed away recently. Dan, who JP describes as “the greatest bloke” and “like a brother”, had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and so JP is really going out of his way to raise as much money and awareness for OCD Action as possible, to ensure that people like his friend can get the help they need.
G’day, everyone! OCD affects people all over the world, and many of these countries don’t have much in the way of dedicated OCD charities. Although we’re a UK charity, our reach is much wider than our own country, and we get calls, emails and forum posts from all kinds of places. So it’s wonderful to hear that we’ve got someone raising awareness for us from literally the other side of the planet: Australia!