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Lucy to MC the Charity Ball

Starship Foundation - Charity Ball - 16 October 2004

Tickets are now on sale for this year's Starship Charity Ball on Saturday 16 October 2004 at the new SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre. The theme of this year's ball is "Kiwiana - Celebrating our Kiwi Culture" which will be reflected throughout the evening. Pre-dinner drinks will start with Cloudy Bay Pelorus, followed by a menu of gourmet twists on kiwi classics accompanied by fine Kemblefield wines. Our MC Lucy Lawless heads a line up of top kiwi entertainers including Peter Urlich, Debbie Harwood and Hinewehi Mohi; followed by dancing until late to The Lounge Associates.

There will be an auction featuring outstanding items such as trips for two to Wimbledon 2005 and the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, as well as fashion and cosmetic packages, jewellery, luxury travel and something for the thrill seekers! There will also be a fabulous silent auction.

The ball is one of our highest profile events of the year and funds raised will help expand the NZ TelePaediatric Service, a video-conferencing network which links medical professionals around New Zealand so they can pool their experience and best treat young patients - no matter where they live.

We would dearly love your support. Tickets are $195 per person. To be sent an invitation or for more information, email:  or phone Amylouise on 09 580 1260 / 021 900 222.
For more info go to
Many thanks to Ilovesydney33 for the news



The Starship Bears go on sale this week for the Starship Annual Appeal. Lucy was in the Sunday Star Times over the weekend promoting the need for people to buy the Star Bear.  For more information about purchasing the Sunday Star Times please email Kiwi Attic

According to the Official Starship Foundation site, Lucy will be appearing in tv ads promoting the Starship Annual Appeal during August. She will be urging the public to buy a $3 Star Bear from any branch of the The Warehouse. This will help the Foundation with their goal of raising $1.5 million this year to complete the new Starship Heart Unit.

 Click here to find out more or to donate to their special project for 2003.

Also related to the Starship Foundation is DCBardfest Auction for Starship Foundation & Whitman Walker Clinic which is currently underway.


Sunday Star Times

Lucy Dices With Death - Sunday Star Times 29 June 2003

Lucy Lawless had her "most civilised encounter with death" when she jumped off Auckland's Sky Tower yesterday in a bid to stop child abuse. Lawless, supporting Puawaitahi, the country's first multi-agency centre to investigate and treat child abuse and neglect, did the sky jump with her daughter Daisy, 14, from one of the world's highest jumps. "It was fantastic. I wasn't going to do it because I've been sick with the flu but I got up there and I just had to," Lawless said Click here to read more of the article from the Sunday Star Times and the larger scan

The following is via Sharon Delaney from Andrew Young of Starship Foundation:

A huge thank you to the Creation Entertainment team and all the convention attendees who bought auction items in support of the Starship Foundation. You are all such fantastic people! We are always so grateful for the support we get from Lucy's many fans on your side of the world. On this side of the world, I can report that our fundraising is as challenging as always and we have a huge list of goals and targets to help our sick children. Our big mission this year will be to complete our fundraising for the Starship Heart Unit, which is due to open in October.  Lucy attended our Starship Charity Ball, which had a strong hearts theme late last year. Photos of her, Craig Parker and Jennifer Ward-Lealand at the ball are on our website at in our Foundation Supporters -- Celebrities section. Our warmest gratitude again. We are so fortunate to have Lucy on our Board of Trustees, who is both generous and dedicated to our cause. We couldn't do it without all of your help.

My best regards,
Andrew Young
Starship Foundation

The following is from Mist at Sword and Staff
I heard from the Starship Foundation. The Safe and Sound donation drive is winding down, and they are still about NZ$15,000 (less than US$7500) from reaching their goal. I have a number of checks that are being sent off, and just wanted to remind everyone that if they would like to donate to the Safe and Sound Appeal that they should do so soon. You can send checks or money orders payable to Starship Foundation directly to the Foundation or through Sword and Staff. You can also donate by credit card (contact me for info on how to do that). Either way, it will help them to reach their final goal of $100,000 to launch the program to help abused children.


Sword and Staff
P.O. Box 224
Floral Park, NY 11002

For those in New Zealand - the following is from the NZ Herald - 25 January 2001
The weekend's best deal must be the Sky City Starlight Symphony in the Auckland Domain. The entertainment begins at 6 pm tomorrow with cheerleaders, a charity endorsement by actor Lucy Lawless and the Volvo Ocean Race presentation. The concert, featuring Dame Malvina Major, the Sky City Massed Choir and the Auckland Philharmonia and more, begins at 7.30 pm and is hosted by John Hawkesby. Admission is free. Volunteers will collect donations towards the Safe & Sound Appeal to benefit abused children and young people. No parking is available in the Domain. The concert will finish about 10.30

Safe and Sound Appeal
Lucy Lawless needs you. As Starship Foundation board trustee and ambassador, she will start a fundraising drive at the Sky City Starlight Symphony this Saturday to raise money for the Safe and Sound Appeal. The appeal will help abused children and young people. Around 400 volunteers are needed to collect donations during the concert. Anyone able to give a few hours during the concert should ring (09) 309-2007.
From NZ Herald - 23 January 2002

Anyone interested in donating to the Safe and Sound appeal can do so through Sword and Staff. I thought it might be a great idea to donate the money from Xena fans in the name of Lucy and Rob's new baby. If you'd like to donate, please make CHECKS PAYABLE to STARSHIP FOUNDATION. (Please DO NOT send Postal Money Orders as they are not good outside the US and its possessions). I will earmark the donations for the Safe and Sound appeal, and let them know that the donations are being made to celebrate the upcoming birth of Lucy's baby. If you prefer, you can make your payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). Just send me your full name and address, credit card type, credit card number, expiry date, and the amount of your donation. You can mail your donations to:

Sword and Staff
P.O. Box 224
Floral Park, NY 11002

If you have any questions, please contact me at


The following is from Mist at Sword and Staff

I heard from Starship this morning. They will be sending the Star Bears, enough at least to cover the number I originally requested, so all of you who asked to receive one (or more) will get them. I am setting the donation amount for each bear at $10 US. That's a bit more than they sell for in New Zealand, but it's a fair amount and that will
certainly cover the shipping costs from NZ and leave a donation for Starship.
As always, the donation goes directly to STARSHIP FOUNDATION, not Sword and
Staff. Anyone who hasn't already ordered a bear and would like one, please contact
me directly at   I will gladly add you to the list of those receiving bears. Any questions or comments, please let me know.


The t-shirt Lucy signed for Safe and Sound Appeal Charity that Creation auctioned off on Ebay went for $1477. Lucy and the Starship Hospital continue to be amazed by the generosity of all the Xena fans who have been donating money   through various fund-raising efforts for their battle against child abuse.
[Source: The Official Xena Fan Club]

Lucy and Julius at the Starship Hospital

Goodbye Warrior Princess, hello corporate queen 03 DECEMBER 2000 By DONNA CHISHOLM Say farewell to the Warrior Princess . . . and hello corporate queen. When Lucy Lawless puts her screen persona Xena to rest in May, she will be settling into a new role, using her brain more than her face. Lawless is joining the board of trustees of the Starship Foundation - becoming in effect a company director. In the unpaid role she will help to raise $3 million a year for the nearly 80,000 children from around the country treated annually at the Starship Hospital in Auckland.
[click here to view entire article from the Sunday Star Times - 3 December 2000]

According to the a recent NZ Herald article about the ongoing Safe and Sound Appeal, the article stated:
Yesterday, the foundation received a "flood of cheques" totalling more than $12,000 for the centre from Xena: Warrior Princess fans. The star of the TV series, Aucklander Lucy Lawless, is the public face of the campaign.  United States-based fans - and many of her New Zealand-based film crew - have already given around $5000. [Click here to read full article]






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