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David Goldstone

David Goldstone's fundraising page

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Just over four years ago my daughter (now 14) was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). [/p][p][i]OCD is a clinically recognised disorder which affects around 1-2% of the population. It is debilitating and paralysing. 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).[/i][/p][p][i]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.[/i][/p][p]I am running the London Marathon to raise as much money as I can for two wonderful causes;[/p][p][b]Ocdaction [/b][url=http://www.ocdaction.org.uk]http://www.ocdaction.org.uk[/url] is the UKs largest charity tasked with raising awareness and supporting people and their families whose lives have been torn apart by OCD. [/p][p]In particular[b] the money I raise will be going directly to support the running of their Helpline Service. [/b]When my daughter was extremely unwell I felt a hopelessness that I had never before experienced. Those of you who know me know that I am an extremely positive person and yet I was at one of the lowest points of my entire life. I found the Ocdaction helpline online and called. They were able to give me hope, reassurance and guidance. This led to my accessing their advocacy service which gave me the tools to get my daughter the treatment she needed as well and support for my wife and I though the parent support group that we attend every month. I want the money I raise to support the many many others who are RIGHT NOW where we were back then.[/p][p][b]The OCD team at the Michael Rutter Centre for Children and Young People[/b] is a specialist unit within the Maudesley Hospital in South London. They are a world leading institution for those young people fortunate enough to get on one of their programmes they have a great track record of helping people recover. Following a referral and assessment my daughter had to wait a few months to start. During this time - things were really tough and even basic activities were very difficult never mind going to a strange hospital.[b] I am raising money for a film to be produced that children suffering from OCD can watch to give them reassurance about the treatment that they will be receiving and will feature some interviews with other children who have been through the programme. [/b]Had we seen something like this then it would have made our journey easier.[/p][p]Although my daughter is still battling everyday with her condition - I am pleased to report that she is doing well and improving everyday.[/p][p]Please help me to raise much needed funds to be put to very good use to help others starting on their journey of recovery.[/p]
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06-May-2018

daniel amini

apologies for the delay - well done!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

04-May-2018

Debbie Robinson

Sorry David I just realised I hadn't sponsored you!! What a terrible oversight. Well done on such an amazing and inspirational achievement and such a huge amount to raise. What next though eh?? Fantastic!! Debbie (ocd parent group)

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

30-Apr-2018

BW

An amazing job, Well Done!! And an amazing cause. Brill.....both....all of you. XX

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

27-Apr-2018

Steve Smith

I hope you managed to get around the course OK and I am guessing you did so it is a "well done" from me.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

27-Apr-2018

Sara

Xxxxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

26-Apr-2018

Fran Dan Ella and Jakey

Well done David!! You are amazing!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

24-Apr-2018

Kaye Family - Manchester

Inspirational !

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

24-Apr-2018

Mark

Amazing effort Dave, you are the man.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

24-Apr-2018

Vicki and Richard Gilbert

Well Done David! An amazing achievement and for a fantastic cause too!

24-Apr-2018

Nicky Greeny and Ross

Well done David from Nicky Greeny & Ross

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid