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Cecily is feeling charitable towards Glaucoma New Zealand!

Cecily is feeling charitable towards Glaucoma New Zealand!


Cantabrian Celia Allison, the creator of the popular Cecily cartoon character, is joining forces with Glaucoma New Zealand for the charity’s annual appeal month.

Throughout July for every order at www.cecily.co.nz that uses the code Glaucoma NZ – 50% of the sale will be donated to Glaucoma New Zealand. The website sells cards, stationery, prints, tea towels, lens cloths and more.

Celia is also looking at creating a limited edition lens cloth for Glaucoma New Zealand.

While she has no family history of glaucoma herself, Celia has worn glasses since the age of five, and undergone laser procedures over the years. Losing her sight would mean an end to her love of visual mediums and, of course, Cecily.

Her husband, George, has a family history of glaucoma: his 82-year-old mother had to give up her driver’s licence this year due to deteriorating vision. Having a family history of glaucoma increases your risk of developing this disease and it means you need to have your vision checked more often.

If you have glaucoma, it will be more difficult to understand Cecily’s jokes…

But all jokes aside, Celia says glaucoma is very close to home and, it’s a debilitating disease.

If you are keen to buy from Celia’s website at www.cecily.co.nz and donate to Glaucoma New Zealand, be sure to enter the code Glaucoma NZ in the special instruction box when you see “Your cart”.

Donations can be via Glaucoma New Zealand’s website http://www.glaucoma.org.nz or by visiting your nearest ASB Bank branch during July to help Glaucoma New Zealand continue its work. Participating optometrists, ophthalmologists and pharmacies will also have Glaucoma NZ collection boxes in July.

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