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Ruby's 2015 Tea Towel

Ruby Seeto's newest fundraising tea towel in collaboration with Wallance Cotton is a gorgeous summery vision of lemons and vines, featuring a simple and fun recipe: "Pink Lemonade for Starship"

Ruby is such a star for Starship and this latest tea towel is another stunning design in Ruby's repertoire. She has turned her Starship experience and her creative passion into a truly amazing annual fundraiser for the national children's hospital. Through the partnership with Wallace Cotton, this venture has had such a wonderful impact on the many children and their families who need Starship just like Ruby and her family did.

Brad Clark, Starship CEO

Ruby's Starship journey began in 2006 when she had major surgery to remove a 1.6kg tumour from her liver. She then went on to spend 12 months at Starship Hospital undergoing intensive chemotherapy treatment.

The cancer survivor produced her first batch of tea towels at home and these were sold to the Seetos' friends and family to raise money for the hospital that had helped to save Ruby's life. 

Wallace Cotton, one of New Zealand's fastest growing homeware retailers specialising in luxurious and beautiful quality cotton, came on board the following year. Since then the relationship and popularity of the tea towels has grown and the now eight-year collaboration has raised more than $350,000 for Starship to date.

The tea towel is available for purchase through Wallace Cotton stores nationwide, via freephone 0800 222 122, online here or visit

Also available at Wallace Cotton stores in Newmarket, Takapuna, Albany & Ponsonby Central in Auckland, Tennyson Street in Napier, The Old Bank Arcade in Wellington, Ballantynes in Christchurch and Timaru and Arthur Barnett in Dunedin, in addition to Home etc. stores in Tauranga and Palmerston North and Homeward, Te Awamutu.

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