17 April 2012
02 April 2012
Mary and the fans: I have been very remiss...
In not expressing my humblest thanks for all your kindness
to the Starship Foundation over the past weeks (and years).
You raising over $20,000 for Starship this past week shocked
me. Mary, you, your posse and the greater Xenaverse have
challenged my own view on my career and it's place in the
I honestly just took the role of Xena because the chips fell
my way. Ren and I acted the words that someone else put in
our mouths and wore the costumes given us. We were paid
pretty well for that time and we were grateful. But, and I
think Ren would agree, we NEVER foresaw the kind of
community spirit that has long survived the show itself. How
could we? I do not believe there has ever been a precedent
for this kind of fandom.
The Xena fans are beyond generous, beyond loving and ever
faithful. No wonder Bill Shatner filmed the last Con.
(When's that out, by the way?) Because of your Kindness to
the Starship Foundation, the sickest children of NZ have
been the recipient of so much love from afar. Please rest
assured that every penny is appreciated and thoughtfully
spent. Brad and his team are worthy members of our team.
I love you all! I wish you peace and laughter all the days
of your life,
LUCY LAWLESS - 05 APRIL 2011
Here's a new
message from Lucy about her birthday and the AUSXIP
Charity Auction which is held in March in time for
Lucy's birthday! Thanks to everyone we have raised $9600
for Starship this year! Unbelievable.
thank-you everyone for your kindness and best
wishes on my birthday.
I never truly understood that the online auction was a
birthday present to me. I was extremely blown away when
I got it for the first time! I was quite mute.
Thank-you all (especially Mary D) who organised it. The
Starship people are going to be shocked and delighted. I
know that will buy some incredible piece of equipment
that will help heal a child or ease suffering. You are
very generous and I send warm blessings on you all from
afar. ( I just took a few minutes out to pray in your
I had a lovely, lovely birthday. When work was
unexpectedly postponed, I caught up with Madeleine Sami
and Ladyhawke for brunch at Alleluia Cafe on K Rd and
then went out to play tennis very badly with pals in Mt
Eden. The rest of the day was spent with my family. My
sister made the most gorgeous lemon cake I have ever
seen and which we devoured over two days. Thanks, Jos!
Now I have to get back to work. on Sparty. My
internet has been down so I have been trying to do
research on my little iPhone. Not very good. I am so
excited by the new direction for my character. Bizarre
stuff! Michael Hurst and I are psyched about what we're
about to do. Wish I could say what, but it would ruin
Up and at 'em!
MESSAGE FROM LUCY LAWLESS
- 30 MARCH 2010
I'm beyond stoked with the figures I was tallying last
night. Beyond stoked. Here are the prelim figures for
Starship & ROC Outreach Fund.
$ 11,917.74 NZD (that figure will rise with
some late sales and some donations)
ROC OutReach Fund
Lucy sent me a message about the wonderful support
for the auction.
Holy cow! My god, that is a lot of money! You can be
sure that that will go right where it is vitally needed.
Thank-you Friends, from the bottom of my heart!I have
never worked on a show with a fanbase as giving as the
XWP gang. I guess it was the nature of the show and its
message that formed such a community.
I am a day wiser today. I had a wonderful birthday and I
just realised that that was truly a birthday present to
me! Gosh, now I feel all redfaced. I know you all work
so hard for every buck you make and I never want to
cajole money out of my beloved fans for any reason. I
appreciate all you have done for me in my life and
career and I truly ask for nothing more from you. But
you make these things happen anyway.
On behalf of all my collegues at the Starship
Foundation, our great love and thanks to you, dear
Friends, dear Nutballs, old Pals!
Thanks to Mary, Christa, Roger and team for making it
I am so touched.
Love always and everywhere,
LETTER FROM RENEE O'CONNOR - 13 JUNE 2009
I want to acknowledge the organization and
implementation you provided for the entire charity
auction, and especially for the Outreach Fund. It is an
honor to be a part of it!
I hope each person who made a contribution can see how
their generosity is as far reaching as Peru!
Please read the letter attached from Arthur, who plans
to provide all of us with updates on the school's
progress. I have an inspiring friend, Chris Howard,
who has the goal of eradicating poverty on the global
level. I will continue to get involved with his projects
around the world, as it is my desire is to see these
models of communities enable themselves in an enriched
Again, thank you so much for contributing to the love
and gratitude in my heart as well!
AMOUNT RAISED SO FAR:
Charity Auction Site