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Jen & Shaozhe Are Fundraising for OCD Action

Fundraising for Charity Walk for Peace

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  • Event: Charity Walk for Peace 2017, 14 May 2017

Charity Walk for Peace

We organise Charity Walk for Peace annually to serve the humanity & meritorious causes.

Charity Registration No. 1161567

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Thank you for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page!

All money raised will be matched equally by "Charity Walk for Peace" and then donated to OCD Action. This means that for every £1 raised, £2 will be going to help those with OCD!

OCD Action work hard to provide resources and services for anyone affected by OCD. They strive to spread awareness of an often misunderstood disorder, and campaign for change.

OCD is a debilitating and clinically recognised disorder which affects around 1-2% of the population.

It is often misrepresented and joked about, which unfortunately has lead to a lack of awareness and understanding about a chronic illness that can lead to isolation, depression, and even suicide.

From the OCD Action website: "People with OCD experience intensely negative, repetitive and intrusive thoughts, combined with a chronic feeling of doubt or danger (obsessions). In order to quell the thought or quieten the anxiety, they will often repeat an action, again and again (compulsions).

One of the greatest challenges that people with OCD face is the need to fight both the all pervasive stigma of mental health disorders and the widely held belief that OCD is a mild or even "quirky" problem that is nothing more than hand washing. Many people now use the term "a bit OCD-ish" without understanding the onerous nature of the disorder in its severe form."

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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