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Celia Lashlie Projects

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  • 35 generous donors
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Celia Lashlie Projects is determined to support those who work and live to make positive change for women and families.

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At the time of Celia Lashlie’s sudden death in February, a special Givealittle page was set up to honour her work and to give people the opportunity to support the projects close to Celia's heart.

Celia Lashlie Projects, a small voluntary group of Celia's family and friends, is working hard to create resources from the huge body of Celia’s written and recorded material in order to inspire and support those people working to create change for families, mothers, children and young people in this country.

Thanks to the generosity of New Zealanders who gave to the first Givealittle appeal, we have been able to start this vital work. In particular, we have used some of those funds to support the NZ Portrait Gallery’s commission of a portrait of Celia as their next great New Zealander. We have also funded some initial research, transcribing and editing of Celia’s final interview, recorded just two days before she passed away. In this frank and moving conversation, Celia shared over the course of two hours, the priorities and the work that she so desperately wanted to see realised that would make a difference to the lives of so many families here in New Zealand and throughout the world.

Celia Lashlie Projects has had the following strands of work as priorities since February:

* The 10th Anniversary Edition of Celia’s best-selling book He’ll Be Ok – Growing Gorgeous Boys Into Good Men

* The NZ Portrait Gallery commission of a portrait of Celia Lashlie

* A Celia Lashlie Seminar at Victoria University, to be held in February 2016 (date TBC), organised and supported by Kim Workman and the Stout Centre

* A documentary about Celia’s work based on her final interview with Amanda Millar two days before her death. This documentary is a long-term project intended for cinematic and international release.

* An interactive website providing access to Celia’s stories and advice – for people needing support and for those who are working to make change in our communities.

Celia said she wanted to bring about societal change through working with women, and particularly to improve the lives being led by women at the heart of at risk families. Celia Lashlie Projects is determined to support those who work and live to make positive change for women and families. We hope you will support this work too.

Page created by:

Rebekah Henderson


I am Celia's daughter and part of the Celia Lashlie Projects Team.

All funds raised benefit:

Celia Lashlie Projects

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Rebekah Henderson on behalf of Celia Lashlie Projects.
“Great cause. Lovely lady. Fantastic life to be celebrated. If only we could all walk in a fraction of the footsteps of where Celia has walked...”
“In honour of such an inspiring woman. Keep up her good work.”
“Hope that we can make a small difference to an Kinder New Zealand! I Hav also Email the Website! Looking forward to hearing FromU :) Regardz Mikee £:)”
“I first met Ces about 1969 at the YMCA judo club and briefly again a few years ago when she spoke at the school where I work. She knew me by my nickname as above. Your good work will carry on Sensei Ces.”
“Excited to see what comes and for the opportunity to support you. All the very best Evie”
“I am in awe of you mother and her contribution to NZ. I'm hoping you will raise enough money to keep this extremely valuable work going. All the best.”
“Loved Celia and heard her talk a number of times. Awesome woman and inspiring”
“Worthy cause.”
“what a wonderful woman I have admired her for years through her battles with authorities when she did her best to help people who as they say fallen through the cracks”
“Was proud to have worked with this wonderful lady and am pleased to be able to contribute to keep her very important work alive.”
  • $2,120.00 donated
  • 35 generous donors

$2,120 donated

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  Closed This cause page was created on 31 Aug 2015 and closed at 22:00 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 01 Dec 2015.

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