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Steve's Machu Picchu and Pyrenees Challenge

Trekking up Machu Picchu and cycling The Pyrenees for OCD Action because I want to help OCD sufferers and raise awareness

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OCD Action

We support people affected by OCD to help change their lives for the better

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Not all of you reading this will be aware that I have been suffering with chronic OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) on and off for the last two years. I had an extreme fear of harming people. I could not control the unwanted, obtrusive thoughts that kept recurring. My illness was affecting most parts of my life. For the first time in my life I felt vulnerable and fragile.

OCD is a debilitating mental health illness that affects around 750,000 in the UK alone. Access to effective treatment is limited, and costly.

Thankfully, as a result of a very effective 12 week group CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) programme , and some private therapy, I was declared OCD free in November 2018. I was able to function properly again.

I now wish to do something to help those less fortunate than myself, hence the challenge to trek up Machu Picchu in Peru, and cycle the Pyrenees.

On 22nd May, I will be trekking up Machu Picchu with my wife Jane. We will be walking 27 miles over 4 days, up to a maximum altitude of 13,776 feet.

On 22nd June, I will be cycling from Barcelona to Bilbao over the Pyrenees. Cycling a total distance of 645 miles, climbing 75,000 feet over 8 days.

The cost of both trips have been paid for by myself, so all money donated (less JustGiving fees) will go directly to OCD Action.

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Thanking you in advance for your support.

Steve


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