Starship, Ruby Seeto and Wallace Cotton
Ruby Seeto has been working with Wallace Cotton since 2009, when she was an 11 year old cancer survivor, designing colourful tea towels to raise funds for Starship, our national children’s hospital. They have become collectors’ items over the years and her new designs are always eagerly anticipated.
Every year, Ruby creates a new design which is produced and sold by Wallace Cotton. $6 from the sale of every tea towel and $4 from the sale of every washcloth set is donated directly to the Starship Foundation. Together we have raised more than $500,000 through the sale of Ruby’s tea towels and washcloths. These funds have supported improvements to the Oncology, Medical Specialties, Neurology and Heart wards as well as the establishment of an ovarian cryopreservation banking protocol to benefit young cancer patients.
Proceeds from Ruby’s new Nana Una’s Carrot Cake tea towel and washcloths, will fund a full time Play Specialist at Starship. Hospital Play Specialists work with patients and families to create a space in which children and youth can be actively involved in their care, creating positive coping strategies and experiences which promote a sense of confidence.
In Support of India
Having worked with the same lovely suppliers in India since we began our business in 2006, we are devastated by the impact the pandemic is having on the people we work alongside and their families.
Throughout the past year (and beyond) we have been in constant communication to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our extended global teams and have been working closely to determine the most impactful ways that we can help.
As well as help for our suppliers, we want to make a meaningful contribution to on the ground relief efforts. Our beautiful sleepwear collections that our customers love are all made in India. To support this work, we have donated $5 from every sleepwear item sold instore and online, between the 16th and 31st May 2021 to the World Vision Covid-19 Crisis Appeal.
Thank you for your generosity in supporting our fundraising efforts for India. Through sales of our sleepwear during May, together we raised $5500 for the World Vision India Covid-19 Crisis Appeal. A little gesture can make a big difference and these funds will help provide practical on the ground support in India, for those who need it most.