Alison Yeung- crafting to support Moorfields
Giving back after being treated for glaucoma
12 April 2021
After being diagnosed with glaucoma, Alison started her crafting business with the support of her mum. After receiving excellent care at Moorfields Eye Hospital, she decided to give back by donating a percentage of her sales on certain designs to Moorfields Eye Charity.
It started after I was diagnosed with glaucoma. At the time I knew very little about the condition, but I had suddenly lost most of the vision in my left eye. My love to be creative kept me going and my mum supports me on this venture, Love DnA, now in its 10th year. We make Japanese brooches, scarves and origami. Our work is colourful and uplifting.
Love DnA’s message is simple- our vision should not limit creativity but emit positive energy.
In 2018, Alison relocated and started receiving care for her glaucoma at Moorfields. Between Cambridge and Moorfields, she has received 11 operations in just four years to help stabilise her condition. She has been under the care of consultant ophthalmic surgeon, Mr John Brookes and feels the treatment she has received from him and the wider Moorfields staff has been exemplary.
2020 changed the way we traded and fundraise. Usually we are physically present at arts and craft shows, raising awareness for glaucoma and talking to people. However, last year we tried a different method and used social media. We chose two items and decided on donating 50% of each to Moorfields Eye Charity. New ideas are always brewing for the next fundraising project.