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Mum was a member of the Starship Foundation’s Friends of Starship volunteer committee for a number of years before I was sick. Even when I was ill, I was keen to help give back to the charities supporting us and Mum and I talked about ways to raise money. As I was having chemo treatment, it needed to be something simple. We decided on producing a tea towel with my own design screen printed on it. Everyone needs a tea towel, right ?

Mum, my sister Noon and I rolled each tea towel up individually and tied them with an orange ribbon then sold them for $10 each to friends and family. Everyone helped spread the word and with sales through local cafes, Pasta Italia and Benson Rd Deli we soon sold out. After costs, we could give $6 from each tea towel to My Causes.

In 2009, I teamed up with NZ family owned quality linen specialists, Wallace Cotton, and they took over production of my tea towel. I included a recipe with my design and Paula Wallace arranged for it to be printed onto a good quality cotton tea towel in full colour! So cool. Through Wallace Cotton’s website, mail order catelogue and stores, sales have been amazing. It’s so exciting to be able to raise money to help kids get better stuff at Starship.



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2016 - Watermelon ice pops for Starship - <a href=http://www.wallacecotton.com/shop/kitchen-/-bath/featured/ruby-starship-collection/c315>SHOP NOW</a>
2016 - Watermelon ice pops for Starship - SHOP NOW
Supporting an ovarian tissue cryopreservation banking protocol for New Zealand Paediatric Haematology/Oncology Services, to benefit young cancer patients. Tea towels $10 each Aprons $15 each Colouring in tea towels (sold with fabric pens) $16 each

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2015 - Pink Lemonade for Starship - raising $45,804
2015 - Pink Lemonade for Starship - raising $45,804
Supporting new televisions in the level 7 oncology ward at Starship

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2014 - Starship Cake Pops - raising $50,232
2014 - Starship Cake Pops - raising $50,232
Supporting the upgrade of operating theatres and surgical facilities at Starship.

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2013 - Starship Berry Smoothie - raising $54,000
2013 - Starship Berry Smoothie - raising $54,000
Supporting Starship Foundation - A fruit rainbow featuring a delicious smoothie recipe.
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Tea towels $10 visit link: Wallace Cotton - Tea Towel
Apron $15 visit link: Wallace Cotton - Apron

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2012 - Tree of Life - raising $66,438
2012 - Tree of Life - raising $66,438
Starship saved my life, that's what they do every day.
My 2012 design supporting Starship Foundation. The tea towels are $10 each and the aprons are $15. Hope you like this year's design!
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The $66,438.00 raised from the 2012 purchased a special baby simulator for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. A first for the unit. This vital piece of training equipment prepares neonatal staff without the risks of learning on the job - resulting in better preparation and better outcomes for newborns.

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2011 - Hokey Pokey Ice Cream - raising $89,000
2011 - Hokey Pokey Ice Cream - raising $89,000
Supporting Starship Foundation http://www.wallacecotton.com/Starship_293.aspx
This year's tea towel features an easy homemade hokey pokey ice cream recipe with just six ingredients. Tea towels are $10.00 each, with $6.00 (which is all the proceeds after costs) from each sale going to Starship.

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Sales from Hokey Pokey tea towels raised $89,000 and helped rebuild the Level 6 Medical Specialties & Neurology ward at Starship Children's Hospital.

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2010 - Starship Gingerbread Friends - raising $72,000
2010 - Starship Gingerbread Friends - raising $72,000
Another design for Starship Foundation with the help of Wallace Cotton. I raised $72,000. Buy Now

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2009 - Cup Cakes for Starship - raising $30,000
2009 - Cup Cakes for Starship - raising $30,000
Supporting children with cancer at Starship again, I teamed up for the first time with Wallace Cotton (a family-owned NZ company which specialize in quality linen). Wallace Cotton organized printing of my design - in full colour - and helped to sell my tea towel through their stores and website, and WOW! I raised $30,000.
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2008 - Sea Creatures for Starship - raising $5,000
2008 - Sea Creatures for Starship - raising $5,000
I wanted to support Starship Foundation as they were fundraising to rebuild the oncology ward where I had basically lived for a whole year. I went back to all our friends and fortunately, they didn't need much encouragement to support me again and buy another tea towel. Café's Pasta Italia and BRD helped out again with sales and I raised $5,000.

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2007 - Sunflowers for Koru Care - raising $4,000
2007 - Sunflowers for Koru Care - raising $4,000
Sales from my very first tea towel raised $4,000 for Koru Care. Yay!

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