Spartacus star Lucy Lawless is one of many stars in New Zealand who have donated items to a fantastic new charity auction.

The auction is called Starship Spring Clean, where you can sell unwanted goods on Trade Me at www.trademe.co.nz/starship, pledging all or part of the sale proceeds to Starship.

Not only can you list your own items on Trade Me, but you can also bid on amazing experiences and items donated by celebrity and corporate supporters as well as all other items listed by the general public during the month of September.

Anyone who sells an item through Starship Spring Clean on Trade Me and donates the proceeds to Starship will be refunded the auction success fees by Trade Me.

With the full support of Trade Me, Starship Spring Clean will help everyday New Zealanders support Starship kids. It’s a win-win: while cleaning out your cupboards, you’ll also be raising money for a great cause – the major rebuild of the Level 6 Neurological and Medical Specialty Wards at Starship Children's Hospital.

This rebuild will help improve emotional, social and survival outcomes for critically-ill and long-term patients on these wards. Conditions treated include neurological disorders, brain tumours, metabolic and genetic disorders (including Cystic Fibrosis), head trauma and suspected child abuse injuries, respiratory illness and infectious diseases.

Each year, more than 2000 young patients are admitted to Level 6. More than 100 of those patients stay for six months or more receiving treatment and medical expertise not available in any other centre in New Zealand.

More than 75% of children treated on Level 6 are from outside the Auckland City boundary, underscoring Starship’s key role as a vital local, regional and national children’s hospital.

Some of the celebrity items going under the hammer include:

  • Lucy Lawless: Never before up for auction! Five outfits worn by Lucy in the show that made her an international superstar – Xena Warrior Princess.
  • Tiki Taane: A stunning autographed Takamine Dragon guitar. “This is an awesome guitar!” Tiki has written a special message of support on the guitar for Starship.
  • Maz Quinn: International surfing champion Maz has donated one of his own surfboards decorated for fashion label A*MUSE and signed at Fashion Week in 2009 by Pamela Anderson, Maz, Lucy Lawless, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Richie Rich.
  • Phil Keoghan: The Amazing Race presenter has donated a signed T-shirt.

Also up for grabs are great event packages from ASB, Hoyts movie packs, a Fujitsu Heat Pump, a collector’s edition Transformer toy and a Playstation MOVE which has been given to Starship exclusively before its official New Zealand release!

Click here to view the items and make a bid.

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