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The 2017 London Marathon - How to enter for OCD-UK

Claire during the 2011 marathon

Inspired by last week’s London Marathon?

Unfortunately at this time we have not been able to secure any places for the 2017 event so if you wish to complete the London Marathon for OCD-UK next year we please ask that you enter the public ballot which opened today.

If you are successful enough to receive a public ballot place in October, and choose to run for OCD-UK we would be incredibly grateful and would do all we can to support you, we would even refund your race entry fee! If you are successful in October then please do get in touch, we welcome you to Team OCD-UK with open arms, and of course offer you an OCD-UK running shirt to help you represent OCD-UK and raise awareness during your marathon run.

To enter the 2017 London Marathon public ballot please click here. The ballot will remain open until 5pm this Friday only, so please be quick!

Article posted on: Mon, 02/05/2016 - 12:03pm Read more...

The Chase: Celebrity Special - Donation from the actor Mikey North

The actor Mikey North (pictured on the right), who plays Coronation Street's Gary Windass, appeared on this evenings The Chase: Celebrity Special on ITV alongside three other participating celebs, The Saturdays Una Healey, Boxing Champ Carl Froch and TV Presenter Alison Hammond.

Mike was joined in the final round by Carl Froch but unfortunately the boys were caught by the chaser and fell slightly short of the jackpot. But we are delighted to report that OCD-UK was nominated by Mikey to receive his £1000 charity donation.

Article posted on: Sun, 01/05/2016 - 7:54pm Read more...

2016 Diary Dates

Over the last couple of weeks we have had a few emails enquiring about some of our event days for 2016, so grab your diary and jot down these dates:

OCD Awareness Week - like always will take place during the second full week of October, so this year will be 9th-15th October 2016.
Annual OCD Conference - we are still finalising our plans, however will again take place on a Saturday in late October or early November, details to be confirmed soon.

And for those who want to get active by participating in a fundraising event, we have guaranteed places available for the following events, where we are also seeking volunteers to come along and cheer on our fantastic fund-raisers:

Article posted on: Sun, 14/02/2016 - 2:46pm Read more...

Actor Mikey North donates All Star Mr and Mrs jackpot to OCD-UK

Actor Mikey North alongside his fiancée Rachael Isherwood

The actor Mikey North, who plays Coronation Street's Gary Windass appeared on this evenings All Star Mr and Mrs alongside his fiancée Rachael Isherwood. Following their successful appearance on the ITV gameshow Mikey and Rachael kindly donated their £30,000 jackpot to OCD-UK.

All Star Mr and Mrs is a star-studded version of the classic game show which tests just how much - or how little - couples know about each other for a cash prize for their chosen charity. To view the episode please visit ITV Player by clicking here.

Article posted on: Wed, 18/11/2015 - 8:57pm Read more...

Inés OCD Awareness Week film

Ines with her OCD Awareness Week t-shirt

Especially for OCD Awareness Week, Inés created this fantastic short film, which we are publishing with her kind permission.

Thank you so much to Inés for putting her creative skills to good use to make this brilliant film for OCD Awareness Week, and it's not too late to get your OCD Awareness Week t-shirt / pack, simply click here.

Click the 'read more' link to watch the film.

Article posted on: Mon, 12/10/2015 - 8:17am Read more...

Become a Member of OCD-UK from just £2 a month

Become a member of OCD-UK during OCD Awareness Week 2015 to receive discounted membership.

Membership of OCD-UK is the best tool for staying up to date on important news and information about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and the work of OCD-UK. It is designed to be of interest to everyone, whether you're a sufferer or care for someone with OCD, and at present we have over 700 people supporting our work by being a member of OCD-UK.

Article posted on: Sun, 27/09/2015 - 1:39pm Read more...

Good Luck team OCD-UK

This weekend Sorcha McCaffrey will be facing the epic and gruelling 10-12 mile Tough Mudder challenge in the North West of England. She is fundraising for our charity and told us exactly why she is putting herself through the challenge.

"To beat OCD I had to face my fears and running Tough Mudder is a similarly terrifying challenge - this 10-12 mile mud run involves jumping into ice water, scaling walls, crawling through mud tunnels and dashing through live electric wires. (Wait, WHAT AM I DOING?)

Article posted on: Fri, 11/09/2015 - 12:58pm Read more...

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